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Roman Apple Bundt Cake with Penuche Drizzle

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Becky Luigart-Stayner
Makes 12 servings.
Lori McLain, Denton, Texas
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Try this mouth-watering cake, which won third prize in the 2016 Apple Recipe Contest from our 2017 Garden Guide. Congratulations to Lori McLain of Denton, Texas!

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1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour milk (mix 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon juice in milk)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups peeled, cored, and diced apples

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup bundt pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugars. Add eggs and beat by hand.

In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

In a small bowl, blend together milk and baking soda and add to creamed mixture, alternately with the dry ingredients. Fold in apples.

Pour batter into prepared pan.


1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
1⁄4 cup sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix together ingredients and sprinkle on cake.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Invert cake onto a serving plate.

Penuche Drizzle

1⁄4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons (1⁄4 stick) butter
2 tablespoons milk or cream
1 cup powdered sugar

Put brown sugar and butter into a microwave-safe bowl and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until bubbling. Remove and stir in milk, then add powdered sugar and beat by hand or with hand mixer until smooth. Drizzle over cake.

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