I received this recipe from a recent potluck. It is called a bread, but it could pass for a cake. Anyway you slice it, this fall inspired bread/cake is delicious and great with coffee. It is simple to put together and you can mix the ingredients in one big bowl. Keeps for a few days if wrapped well.
Super Moist Apple Pecan Bread
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake time 40 to 50 minutes
I use 10x12 disposable aluminium pan
Can use loaf pan or a 9x13 cake pan
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light colored oil (corn, canola, safflower)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 large gala apples chopped up finely (I use food processor to chop)
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Topping before baking:
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Tablespoons chopped pecan nuts
Grease and Flour your pan.
In a large bowl mix sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. I use a large whisk.
Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat until you get a smooth batter. Add apples and nuts and mix well. Place batter in pan. Smooth out.
Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top with 2 Tablespoons chopped nuts.
Bake for 35-45 minutes. Do toothpick test. Should be firm to touch.
Can remove from loaf pan after 10 minutes or serve directly in the pan,
if using a 10x12 or 9 x 13 pan.
After it has cooled completely drizzle with Glaze.
Mix a few tablespoons of powder sugar with a little water to make a glaze. Drizzle glaze on top after bread has cooled completely.