05 September 2008

A Little Taste of Fall

Last week some friends of ours gave us a bag full of yummy apples from the tree in their yard. It reminded me of when I was a kid and we had an apple tree. I loved that tree! I loved to climb it all summer and then in the fall we would pick those apples and my mom would make the most delicious apple butter you've ever tasted. Mmmm... Well, today we're still having some of that gray, rainy weather and something fall-ish and apple-y just sounded so good. So I whipped up one of my favorite cakes.

Chopped Apple Cake
(from my mom)
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 cups sugar
~Mix the above ingredients together in mixer.
Then add:
3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
~Blend well. It will be a very stiff batter.
Next stir in:
3 cups chopped tart apples
Mix them in well.

Place 2 layers of waxed paper in the bottom of a bundt pan,
then pour in the batter. You can also bake this in two layers.
Bake @ 350F in a bundt pan for 1 hour and 15 minutes
(less for layer pans). Prepare yourself to be practically
tortured by the heavenly scents that will
be floating out of your oven! When it's finished,
invert it onto a plate, let cool. Then drizzle a powdered
sugar/milk glaze over the top
(if you can even wait that long to have a piece!).


Nancy said...

I'm so jealous...I'm so ready for fall! YUM!

Betsy said...

This sounds delicious! And yesterday, someone gave us two bags of apples from their trees! This is perfect...ooohh...and wouldn't it be good in the morning as coffeecake! I think I'll bake this over the weekend! Thanks, Lora!

Kandis said...

you amaze me. i do so wish we lived closer so i could be inspired in person. :) happy fall.

Lora said...

Yes, Betsy, this is sooooo good with coffee for breakfast!!

And, Kandis, it looks like we'll be living much closer before too long, so we'll have to get together! Yea!!

Kelli said...

YUM! Thank you for the recipe. I'm printing it out!

Nancy said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you...when we ate at Paula Deen's, they had a lunch buffet so I had this pork tenderloin with gravy (SO tender!), mashed potatoes, the BEST sweet potatoes and green bean casserole I've ever tasted in my life, AMAZING sweet cornbread and cheese biscuits...then a pumpkin gooey bar for dessert! I defintely recommend Lady and Sons if you're ever in Savannah (it's in the historic district).

Betsy said...

I treated myself to a piece as soon as it was cool enough to pull out of the pan. Wonderful! I'm going to have to ride my stationary bike extra miles, you know! LOL

steviewren said...

Lora the cake sounds yummy. I just caught up on some posts and I saw that you are leaving Alabama. I am sorry your experience here has been difficult. But I hope this will be the beginning of something better in AK.

steviewren said...

Lora, please email so that I can send you my address for the postcards. It is on my profile.

Lora said...

Nancy, that meal at Lady & Sons sounds incredible! Paula Deen cracks me up with that over-the-top accent (I know you're probably thinking "but what about yours" ha!), but her recipes are amazing! I'd love to eat there sometime.

Rosezilla said...

I came over from Betsy's blog just to swipe your recipe! Looks yummy, thanks for sharing.

Blog Princess G said...

I'm here via Betsy's (My Five Men) to see this recipe. I'm drooling already (in a dainty fashion I assure you, yep, that's the ticket). Thanks for sharing!

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Alida Thorpe said...

Looks like a great recipe.
I'll have to try it now that the local apples are here.

I found this blog through others I have been reading and I'm sure glad I did. I'll be back,