Baking Break

4 Sep

I love to bake, but I haven’t had a chance to do too much of it lately. I’ve been busy with back-to-school & cooking dinner every night, so there isn’t much time to break out the mixer & bake my favorite cookies/cakes/cupcakes/etc.

Well this afternoon I was working on stuff for school & got the urge to take a break & bake! I figured I deserved the break, seeing as I have a long weekend, & there isn’t too much to do for school just yet. I better get some baking in now, because things will start to get crazy-busy soon.

At my bridal shower this past June, I received a cookbook compiled by a local church, filled with members’ of the women’s society recipes!

I flipped through the desserts section, looking for something that I had all the ingredients for. I’m so excited to pass this recipe along because it is simple, perfect for fall, & turned out to be delicious. (And thank you to Carol Travers, whoever you are, for this awesome recipe!)

Fresh Apple Cake

Yields 12-18 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups diced apples
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts.)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

 Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • Mix the sugar, apples, & eggs together.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the oil, vanilla, & nuts together. Add to the sugar, apples, & eggs.
  • Mix the flour, cinnamon, salt, & baking soda together. Add to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Pour into a greased 9×13 inch pan & bake for 50-60 minutes. You want the top to be golden brown. (Mine took exactly 50 minutes.)

Like I said before, I think this recipe is perfect for the fall season! It’s also a great base recipe; you could easily sub in another fruit (I’m thinking blueberries or peaches!) for the apples.

I enjoyed mine ala mode, with some Phillies Graham Slam!

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What’s your favorite “fall food”? I know so many people get seriously pumped for pumpkin this time of year!

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6 Responses to “Baking Break”

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 4, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    I finally remembered to add you to my RSS feed so now I can actually keep up with your posts.. Yeyyy 😀

    Anyway, I forget how much I love baking sometimes– but as soon as I get my hands in some flour its as if all of the memories come pouring back into my life haha 😉 That cake looks scrumptious! Reminds me of an apple crumble

    • forthesakeofcake September 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm #

      Yay! Thanks!

      Mmm apple crumble! Apple desserts are some of the best.

  2. Cait's Plate September 4, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Yummmmm! That looks incredible. I love pumpkin, apples and pears in the fall and I absolutely cannot wait to bake with them.

  3. Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 4, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Apples are by far my favorite fall food – haha although I really enjoy them all year round!

    • forthesakeofcake September 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

      Same! I eat them all the time, but they feel more fitting in the fall. 🙂

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