Yesterday was the first morning that you could really feel fall in the air and I knew in a few short hours it would be gone, so I made tea for all of us and headed to the front porch.
The boys played on the playset and I sat on the swing and started working on this beautiful Fifth Avenue scarf. I am still on a NYC high, so the name made me smile and think back on our trip and miss all my favorite ladies.
It was such a gorgeous morning; the sun was shining and the sky was a beautiful shade of blue. Combine that with a good cup of pumpkin creme tea and some fall knitting, and we’re talking serious relaxation time. For a little while anyhow…
Later that afternoon, I made our first apple cake of the season. Come September, I’m all about apples and pumpkins. Considering it’s still at least 85 degrees here every day, I have to make it feel like fall as much as possible until it finally arrives.
This is a very simple cake, especially now that I finally bought a new apple peeler corer slicer!
The recipe is below. Enjoy!!
Apple Cake Recipe
- 6 medium apples, peeled, cored, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup oil
- powdered sugar, for sprinkling
- (You can also add 1 cup of nuts or raisins if desired)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place apples and sugar in pot and simmer until sugar begins to melt. Do not boil apples. Remove from heat.
- Combine, flour, spices, salt, (and nuts & raisins if using).
- Add oil and vanilla to apples sugar mixture and blend well.
- Add to flour mixture and mix until well blended. Batter will be thick.
- Spread evenly in a greased pan (I prefer bundt pans for this cake).
- Bake for 45-50 minutes.
- When completely cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.