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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Walking back to the Apple Tree for Apple Cake!

In between my new job (driving the combine) and my old jobs (doing whatever mommies and wives do to the children and house), I needed to deal with MORE apples!  I've frozen a pretty good supply of applesauce, so I wanted to branch out a bit.  I bought some refrigerated crescent rolls, and made some "mock" apple pies, but I had a hankering for my mom's apple cake.  Be prepared to sit back and become hungry for your own plate of this yummy dessert!

Here is the recipe so you could copy and paste it to a Word file.  That's what I have been doing to all the yummy recipes I find as I read your blogs.  My word file is getting about as fat as I would be if I went to the kitchen and baked it all at one time!  Great ideas that I cannot wait to create!

2 C.    chopped apples                                           1/2 C.  raisins
1 C.    sugar                                                           1/2 C.  brown sugar
1         egg, beaten                                                  2 T.      flour
1 C.    flour                                                            1/2 C.  sugar
1 1/2 t.  cinnamon                                                   1 C.    water
1/2 t.   baking soda                                                 1/4 C. butter, can use 1/2 cup if desired!
1/2 t.   salt                                                              1 T.     vanilla
1/2 C.  pecans

Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

Here are my apples!  They might not be the prettiest ones on the tree (actually these are the ones that fell to the ground!), but they are very good once you cut out the bad spots!
 A little game I like to play with myself and whoever else might be helping me peel apples is to see who can peel the whole apple without breaking the peel.
 Dicing!  Ready to be sugared!
 Sugaring and waiting the 3-4 minutes Mom says to wait!
 Measuring (note I used 1/2 whole wheat flour and 1/2 regular flour) Shhhhh....DON'T tell Tall Guy!  He doesn't like it when I mess with a recipe!  Silly Man!
 Adding the cinnamon, baking soda, and salt
 Then dropping in the raisins and pecans
 Stirring again!  This stuff will be very thick!
 See?  I told you it would be thick!  That spoon is NOT moving!  By the way, I used my 
Pampered Chef 9 x 9 pan.  LOVE IT!  The bowl is PC and so is the spoon! 
 Now while the cake is baking in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes, let's get the sauce made.  This is a little secret I learned from my mom:  When possible fill the cup inside the brown sugar bag AND pack it down before you take it out!
It's less mess!
 Add this to a pot with the water and sugar and flour and cook until the liquid is clear...Yep that's what Mom's recipe said, but I will tell you two secrets: 
1.)  I added some of that yummy rum I used with the rum cake to the pot!
2.)  I don't think the liquid would ever have become clear with the BROWN sugar in it???
(The little white specks are the flour glops that resulted because I forgot to mix the flour in with the water first!  They all dissolved after some vigorous stirring.  DANG!)
Shhhhh... don't tell Mom!
 DING!!!!  Cake is done!  (That's my PC round stone in the back ground.  You can tell I use it a lot too!)
 Time to make the cake drunk moist!  Pour the sugar mix all over the cake!
Hey!  Do I hear a Def Leppard song? hee hee!
Yep..... the whole pan of sugary sweet goo!
 SSSLLLLUUURRRPPPP! (hiccup!)  There it's all ready to cool and enjoy!
Time to get ready to go back out to the field.  Take some cake with me?  Well, I would but the last piece went out with Tall Guy's lunch this afternoon!  Not even two days, and it's gone!  DANG!  You gotta love that!

Have a great week everyone, and watch out for farmers on the road!  Be Kind...Stay Behind (unless they motion for you to come on around!)



  1. We just picked a bushel of apples yesterday. This cake may be in our future. Yum! La

  2. Oops. What is the oven temperature and bake time? Thanks, La

  3. 375 for 35 minutes! I went back and added it. Thanks for the catch!

  4. Hi Lana, That recipe truly made my mouth water... I want one RIGHT NOW..... Do you have any left??? I will drive up there for a bite!!!!! ha

    Thanks for the recipe. Hope you have had a great weekend.

  5. YUMMY YUM YUM... Oh goodness I want a piece of that... And I too LOVE my PC stoneware for baking

  6. YUM! I LOVE apples. We are going to an apple festival in a few weeks and cannot wait. I love what you did to transform those apples into something yummy!

  7. You ruined it with the nuts!! It looks wonderful. I may have to try it with something in place of the nuts. Thanks for sharing!

  8. i just gained 5 lbs reading your post. yum.

    I'm your newest GFC follower for MFM

  9. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! Your comments made me laugh!!! Thanks for that. I'm your newest follower!

  10. ooh, YUM!!! i wish i could sample some of that right now!

    i laughed out loud at your comment about sticking the cat under the cheese dome. definitely don't think she'd like that! seriously, it was a great deal, and that's why i think you can't be afraid to speak up and ask. all they're going to do is tell you no.

  11. That cake looks amazing. :D

    I'm a new follower.


  12. You are just down the road! Thanks for stopping by the blog. This cake looks FABULOUS! Great pictures.

  13. That looks SO GOOD!
    If I ever get these braces off, I can start eating stuff with nuts in it again!

  14. Excellent recipe and I love the PC stone stuff myself.

  15. Just wanted to say hello. Taking a breather before I get back to the mountains where there is no internet.

  16. I Looooovvve apple pie! So happy it's fall :)

  17. Lana, this looks so delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I think this may just be my top contender for apple pie making this weekend : )

    Happy Tuesday, lovely lady!

  18. Thanks for the follow. I am following you back. This looks wonderful!!


  19. That looks fabulous! I have been using delicious.com to keep track of all the yummy recipes I want to try; it syncs them btwn computers and I can look at them wherever I am. :)

  20. I have a bunch of apples sitting on the counter waiting to made in to something delish!! Thanks for linking this recipe up to 2 Maids a Baking!!



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