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We love apples around here! Last week we got two bushels of apples to eat and make into tasty treats. Not to mention the kids would eat several whole apples a day if given the opportunity! The first thing I made was an apple cake, recipe given to me by my friend, Briana. The recipe for the cake itself was virtually no different from other apple cake recipes I had, but the topping, oh the topping! A must-try fall favorite! Enjoy!

Apple Cake

Beat 3 eggs Gradually add 2 cups sugar Blend in 1 1/2 cups of oil (I use canola) and 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine the following dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda

Stir in 3 cups peeled, chopped apples and 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans (optional)

Pour into greased and floured 10" tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hr. 15 minutes

Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes before turning upside down on plate. Topping (which is the best part of the cake, so don't skip it): 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup milk 1 cup packed brown sugar pinch of salt

Boil this for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over warm cake.