Fall Knitting & {lenten} Apple Cake Recipe

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…

Soon thereafter, I found myself sitting on the other side of the porch helping the GI Joes take down Cobra Commander. ;)
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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!!

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Apple Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place apples and sugar in pot and simmer until sugar begins to melt. Do not boil apples. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine, flour, spices, salt, (and nuts & raisins if using).
  4. Add oil and vanilla to apples sugar mixture and blend well.
  5. Add to flour mixture and mix until well blended. Batter will be thick.
  6. Spread evenly in a greased pan (I prefer bundt pans for this cake).
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  8. When completely cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Enjoy!!

Comments

  1. I hope that cooler weather is headed our way…it’s been so hot and humid here! 90’F is not what I expect in September, although it is still officially fall. ♥ My sister and I found an apple orchard where we plan to go pick……I look forward to trying this recipe! Thanks!!!
    P.S. I love this new look on your blog, it reminds me of your old one!

    • Orthodox Mom says:

      Marfa, it’s been unusually hot everywhere I think. We’ve had insane amounts of rain here, too. I agree though, September is officially fall, I don’t care how hot it is! I miss the apple orchards back home. Pick a few for me… And I’m glad you like the new look of the blog, I miss the old one, so I was happy to hear that! Hope all is well! xoxo

  2. Loved this recipe. Made it two days ago and just loved it! It was moist and delicious. I’ve been searching for Lenten recipes and came across your site. Would you be able to suggest any recipes or sources that are Lenten friendly? I find myself making the same meals and would like to have more of a variety.

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