Thursday, October 18, 2012

This Time Of Year I Get The Urge To ...


Probably because of all those apples we picked a few weeks ago.
We’re talking apple turnovers, apple cake, apple pie, caramel apple cheesecake, apple dumplings, and while it’s not really baking - honey-mustard chicken and apples, pork with squash and apples, homemade applesauce, & apple butter.
*wiping drool from chin*
Yup. I could spend every fall day in the kitchen slaving away. It’s therapeutic – soothing to an overworked muse in desperate need of a break. I’ve been doing a lot so far, but it’s going to slow once November and NaNo starts up.
Figured I’d let you all in on a delish family secret recipe. One my mom started making years ago & I still can’t get enough of … apple cake.

Apple Cake
4 eggs
3c. flour
1c. oil
3 tea. baking powder
1/2 c. orange juice
4-6 apples
*Beat all but the apples together in a large mixing bowl. In a well-greased sponge pan alternate batter and apple slices, ending with the apples. Sprinkle a mixture of 3 tea. Cinnamon and 3 Tbl. sugar on top. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

What bubbles up within you once the leaves start turning? Any favorite recipes you’d care to share?


  1. My grandmother loved her apples. She had several apples recipes, but apple cake was one of her favorites. :-)

    1. It's the best! In fact, I'm making one today for some friends who are coming over tonight.

      Thanks for stopping by! You're the best!!