Fall is such a wonderful time with the cooler weather, colorful leaves, football, pumpkins and apples!
I found this week's cake on Pinterest. It is from Paula Deen so you know it will be wonderful. Right now it is cooling on a cooling rack, looking ever so lovely and delicious!
This is the second cake I made this week. A few weeks ago I took Bethany's queen comforter to the laundromat. There is a sweet, older man who works there and is always so helpful. Once I put the comforter in the dryer I left to run a few errands. When I returned to the laundromat the kind man had it all folded and wrapped in plastic and brought it to my car and put it on my backseat. I told him I wanted to bake him a cake for his kindness. I asked him what his favorite cake was and he said, "Just plain pound cake, ma'am." So I made the Million Dollar Pound Cake in two loaf pans and Samuel and I dropped one of them off to him on Thursday. He was so happy. The neat thing about this man is that I have heard from several friends on different occasions how kind he has been to them. I told him that people are talking about him because of how kind he is to others. If you live near me and need to visit a laundromat be sure to go to the large one behind Suntrust, downtown.
I'm not sure what we'll do with this cake. I may cut it up and take it to church tomorrow morning or share it with some ladies I will see this week. It made our home smell heavenly while it baked and I think it's a great cake to usher in fall!
Uncle Bob's Fresh Apple Cake
Source: Paula Deen
3 cups diced Granny Smith apples, about 2 apples
1 cup lightly toasted chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
DirectionsCake: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a Bundt pan or tube pan.
In a bowl, mix together the apples, walnuts, vanilla, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Using an electric mixer beat the sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Add in the dry ingredients and beat until completely combined. Fold in the apple mixture.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
Allow the cake to fully cool in the pan, about 1 hour, and then turn it out onto a plate.
Drizzle the apple cake with some of the honey glaze, serve and enjoy
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons milk
Glaze: Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake.
What is your favorite thing about fall?