How to make the rockin’est cake ever

Making the rockin’est cake ever (with a 5 year old)…

Begin with 3-4 apples. We chose beauties from the apple festival. Admire them. Shine them. Take a few pictures.

Brutally peel and chop 4 cups.

(Enjoying the peel is an optional step)

In a separate bowl, beat 2 cups of sugar with 1/2 cup of butter. Try not to devour this fattening extravaganza.

Add 2 eggs, 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp. soda, 3 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1 tsp. salt. This batter portion is less tempting for eating, due to fears of salmonella ( or at least that’s what you say to the 5 year old… ).

Add aforementioned chopped apples. Mix. Batter should be very lumpy.

Spread batter into greased 9×13 pan ( or whatever you can find in the mess that is called the kitchen ). Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, then 300 for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile…back in her lair….

Make cake sauce consisting of 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup half & half, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Cook over low heat, stirring until mixture coats the spoon. Save the spoon to lick when the kids turn their backs.

Pour sauce over the warm cake. Start drooling….NOW.

Slice and serve warm. Protect your slice with your life. One unlucky child at our church homegroup cried in frustration when he learned that his cake had disappeared. The culprit? One of the homegroup leaders decided that one piece just wasn’t enough… (true story).

Hey kid. Anyone who doesn’t gobble this cake down in miliseconds, isn’t worthy of it’s ooey, gooey goodess.

And the copy and paste version of the recipe (but I know you want all my fab pictures):

Harvest Apple Cake (recipe from my sister in law)

Cake ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 cups flour
1 tsp soda
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
4 cups chopped apples

Sauce ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup half & half
1 tsp vanilla

1. Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and mix.

2. Sift dry ingredients, add to batter and blend. Stir in apples.

3. Pour into greased 9×13 pan at 350 for 15 minutes.

4. Reduce heat to 300 and bake for 45 minutes.

5. Serve with cake sauce: cook over low heat, stirring until mixture coats the spoon. Serve warm.

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  1. Oooh, yummy. You just HAD to include the pictures, didn’t you?

  2. Yum! Thanks for the recipie :0) The pictures are awesome – especially the “optional” step – lol!

  3. it looks amazing… good…and I do have some apples left over….

  4. Oh yummy! I love that cake — I just know it’s delicious! How I love the picture of your baby slurping up those peels!!!!

    Too cute!


  5. It’s too early in the day for you to be making me this hungry. EVIL!

  6. Fun–there is a kids’ book that has this recipe or something close to it. A want to say ‘A Cake For Me’ ?

  7. I LOVE this cake! It’s the same recipe I used to use. We call it Apple Dapple Cake–I don’t know why. I’ve got apples, so I’m going to make it tonight!
    Thanks for reminding me how yummy it is! And I love that peel eating picture!

  8. Martha Stewart – LOOK OUT!!

    This sounds wonderful! It may even inspire me to get in my kitchen. Or not. : )

  9. That looks fabulous! And personally, I loved the photos. Makes for a great cookbook!

  10. Oh my deliciousness…why aren’t I in YOUR hc?? Love the pict of P. You are a great blogger!

  11. This looks so good. I may have to try this recipe. I have a fridge full of apples leftover from apple picking to use 🙂

  12. Wow! That looks so tasty and I am in the baking mood.

    Thanks for visiting me today! Please come back again:)

  13. That looks very yummy!! Thanks so much for stopping by my saucy blog & hope to see you again!

  14. Looks very nice indeed. I bought apples today so I’ll have to give this a try tonight.

  15. You forgot one terribly important step.
    “Invite Dysfunctional Mom over for cake.”

  16. Oh my gosh I want this cake now. I will have to settle for making it this weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog 🙂

  17. Yummy! I think I’ll have to try that one out. Great pictures too.

  18. Sounds really good! Love the pics!

  19. oh YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Yes is WAS good cake!!! And my poor son was left out… but, you snooze you lose I guess. 🙂 The guilt trip the “2 piece eater” received from his wife was entertaining to watch. 🙂

  21. Haha….I love the leader comment 😉

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