Apple Cranberry Coffee Cake with Bourbon Sauce

Ingredients:

4 cups unpeeled chopped apples
1 cup sugar
2 eggs (slightly beaten)
1/2 cup corn or canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup butterscotch bits
1 cup broken nuts (walnuts or pecans)
1 cup chopped fresh cranberries

Bourbon Sauce:

1/2 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons butter
1/4 cup Bourbon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Prepare pans.
  2. Mix apples and sugar in a large bowl and set aside. Mix eggs, oil and vanilla in a separate bowl. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt with a fork in yet another bowl. Next, combine egg mixture with apples and sugar. Combine flour mixture with apple mixture. Mix thoroughly; it's very chunky. Then add raisins, cranberries, nuts and butterscotch bits into mixture until evenly distributed.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes. You may need to bake a little longer for loaf or bundt pans. Check with toothpick. Serve warm or at room temp.

For added moisture, drizzle with Bourbon Sauce. (see below.)

  1. Melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and Bourbon. Simmer on low heat, stirring often to cook off some of the alcohol, about 5 minutes. Poke holes in surface of warm cake with wooden skewer and drizzle with sauce. Cover and let stand for a least an hour before serving. Freezes well.

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