Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Out of the Kitchen

Have you noticed that there are some days when it would be better if you didn't enter the kitchen? I periodically have those days. Yesterday was one.

I decided I would make deserts for some of my neighbors for Christmas. Yummy. Apple Cake.

Everything went well until I put the cakes in the oven. I doubled the recipe to make 4 8x8 cakes, but I only used half of the flour. They weren't cakes. I had four pans of apple goop.

Out they went and while dumping the goop in the trash, I spilled a panful on the floor. And used one of those "ugly" words I don't want Abigail to hear.

Determined I made some more batter. Poured it into the pans. Put it in the oven. And baked away. The cakes came out wonderfully. Then I got the sugar out for the topping. Somehow the canister, plastic, slipped out of my hands sugar skidded across the counter.

Chris determined that I should, "just give up already." And he swept up the sugar.

Here is the recipe though. It is great cake.

Apple Cake
3 eggs
11/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 c. oil
2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)
2 c. chopped apples
1 topping mix

Mix the eggs and sugars together. Slowly add the oil. Beat thoroughly. Combine the flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add to the egg mixture. Mix to combine. Add the nuts and apples.
Bake at 350 in a 9x13 pan frot 35-40 minutes.

Topping Mix
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix sugar and cinnamon. Cover cake immediately after removing from oven.


  1. Mmmmm....sounds nummy! Makes me wish I was a recipient of such a lovely cake. :)

    I have some snickerdoodle dough in the fridge that I swear is boring holes in the back of my head as I have yet to make some. *sigh* The best intentions of Christmas cookie making.

  2. Thanks for the recipe - I'll have to give it a try :)