Thursday, October 11, 2012

Apple Cake, a Fall favorite....

I should have been doing a million other things, however, I decided to take a break and bake....and take a few pictures. Apple Cake is a family favorite, my Mom (who does not like to bake) made this cake for me when I was young.  The recipe is from our elderly neighbor Dorothy, she was like having a Grandma next door.  My brother and I would pick apples from her yard and her husband Klehm would make applesauce.  Apparently, the recipe for this yummy cake was passed on to us at some point.  I have not thought about them in many years, but they were certainly represent many childhood memories.  So, thank you Dorothy for your delicious cake.  By the way, the boys just finished off the last piece....we only made it a few hours with this one!


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You can serve this cake plain, it certainly is moist and tasty.


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Or, you can serve it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.  My favorite, however, is alamode!


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The best part about photographing food (for me at least) is the clean up.  Yep, the clean up.  I was able to sit in the sun room and enjoy a whole piece of cake all by myself.....certainly a luxury!


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After my piece of cake I turned my camera on a few of my props.........


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Now the part I am sure you have been waiting for, the recipe.  Be warned, this is a hard core recipe, lots of sugar and oil!

Apple Cake

Ingredients

mix:
4 cups of chopped apples (I use Granny Smith)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups of sugar (I use 1&1/2 cups)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
2 eggs

sift:
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Combine dry ingredients with the apple mixture.  Bake in a greased 9x13 pan for 1 hour and 10 minutes (I usually bake for about 1 hour) at 325 degrees.


Enjoy, bake, and have a great weekend.  Thanks for the visit!

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24 comments:

Tamar SB said...

I love apple cake and always make one on Rosh Hashanah! Gorgeous pictures of all those apples!

Linda Makiej said...

really wonderful !!

deb duty said...

Gorgeous photos! Love how you styled your shoot with the chalkboard and leaves and beautiful apples!

tiarastantrums said...

love these photos - so simply and elegant! My husband would LOVE that cake! (I'm not much of a baker though)

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh I knew this season you would treat me with some beautiful fall food images!!!! YUM. I have some apples just begging to be used. Thanks!!!!

Hannah said...

I miss these posts from you. I loved your 365 blog and how you turn these ordinary objects in to something so amazing...and yummy!

Liz said...

What a beautiful series of images and a delicious looking Apple Cake!!

Danelle said...

This looks so good! And I just happen to have a bunch of apples i need to use. :)

Elaine A. said...

Yum, I love apples and cinnamon together in any form!! ;-)

Renae said...

Your blog is a great place. Thank you so much for creating it. I too joined the hops your joined today, so I would have found you regardless. Tamar and Deb and I know each other too. They are equally grand photographers as yourself. I am a novice or lucky or such but love it all the same. Your children are beautiful, too. Your are indeed blessed!

Emille said...

Looks yummy! I have several apple cake recipes but none with oil!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

These are gorgeous June! And your apple cake - oh so yummy!

Sophi Belle said...

Great photos!!!!!!!!
I love your blog design too.

Tricia said...

Oh my, that looks yummy! But, holy smokes, that is a lot of sugar. I love the way you styled your photos...it's always nice to eat the props when you're done with your shots, isn't it? :)

Skye said...

beautiful shots- and now I am hungry for apple cake! Ha!

Shanna C. said...

How delicious looking. I love the borders on your photos. I've never thought of that before. Absolutely gorgeous.

Shanna
www.mommacdesigns.blogspot.com

Mona's Picturesque said...

Oh how lovely ♥ you made me very hungry and my eyes very happy ;)

Even Miracles said...

Thank you for sharing this ! I can't wait to make it. We are going to a farm this weekend for pumpkin picking and apple picking ! Perfect timing

Tezzie said...

What a treat for the senses! That cake looks delicious, and your photos are stunning <3

Pieni Lintu said...

Looks delicious!!

Dominique Goh said...

Your apple cake looks super delicious

satakieli said...

Gorgeous photos, and it looks delicious. I love Apple Cake, we used to eat ApfelKuchen a lot when we lived in Germany! Yum.

Thanks so much for taking part in the Nurture Photography Challenge. Hope you see you again next week for the prompt Orange/Warmth :)

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likeschocolate said...

Yum! I am going to make this first thing in the morning. I have granny smith apples sitting in my frig just waiting to be used.

Tish said...

Your apple cake looks absolutely amazing, especially alamode! And your photos are absolutely amazing! I love the fall leaves and how you used the chalkboard.