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.
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… ).
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.
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).
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)
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
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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