Every Fall I faithfully sit at my white kitchen table, and slowly turn the pages of my treasured cookbooks.
I savor these moments…
I am anxiously anticipating the Holidays ahead, and all of the wonderful baking that I will do.
I love to bake, I also love to remind myself of the stories that my treasured cookbooks will tell me about my Mother’s life, Mama Chris’s life and Aunt Madge’s life-
without even saying a single word.
Cookbook pages that are earmarked, maybe a spot of frosting still rests beside a favorite recipe.
Even, a little handwritten note with remarks about the recipe and how adjustments were made to make the recipe their very own.
The recipe that I am sharing today is exactly one of those recipes, that was tweaked, perfected, and presented by Marjorie (my mom) to her family.
It was a sensible cake that pleased us all, Dad loved a good apple cake, with a handful of raisins thrown in.
I love Penuche Frosting, so this cake fit the bill perfectly.
Apple cakes are sort of a no-nonsense cake, except when you dress them up, like I did this one.
I have been participating in a Blogher challenge on Instagram for several weeks now, it is being hosted by Melissa and is called #BlogHerFood15.
The challenge this week is #Ibakedit.
So, in my kitchen I chopped apples, walnuts and sifted flour and beat eggs to bake this
Apple Cake, and then I dressed the cake up in celebration of Fall and life.
Sarah Michelle Gellar will be the closing keynote speaker at the BlogHerFood15 conference in Chicago this Fall.
Unfortunately I won’t be able to attend this conference because of the new house construction, but I am keeping my fingers crossed for next year.
Baking is therapeutic for me as well, it helps me to push through things when they seem to get stuck in my heart or thoughts.
Also choosing recipes from the lovely ladies who have touched my life and loved me, soothes me and makes my spirit feel lighter and my heart more grateful.
So, if you choose to give this cake a try, make it your own and pass the love on to those who mean the most to you.
In the original Post 1 cup of cooking oil was left out-please make a note of this if you printed this recipe out prior to 10-18-2015.
I truly apologize.
Marjorie’s Apple Cake
Marjorie’s Apple Cake Directions
If you choose to use the edible decor glitter, please know it has a crunch to it.
This cake is a breeze to make, it will not fail it you, just inspire you and oh, I have
been on the Apple Cake diet all week and haven’t gained a pound yet…wink…
From my Mom’s kitchen, to mine, and now to yours.