I have a stack of apples, and have thought about making a pie. That is what you do with apples in the fall, right? Anyway, I recall a distant memory. I must have been five or six. It was in Ohio, and my parents took us to this huge house in the country. Inside, there were apples, apple butter, apple pies, pumpkins, those peppermint sticks, cinnamon….Just everything about autumn. I loved the smells of the spices, the scent of a fire burning in the distance. The leaves were a golden orange and I knew my birthday and Halloween were coming. It was my favorite time of the year.
It still is! But it is also Justin’s birthday too, as well as the anniversary of when Dave and I met.
So, I decided to pull out my mother’s apple cake recipe and indulge the season!
- 2 cups apples, peeled and diced
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- dash of salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Put your oven rack to the middle shelf. Grease and flour an 8″ x 8″ pan.
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. If needed, you can add 2 – 3 tablespoons of water if the mixture is not moist enough.
Bake for one hour.
Yields: 6 pieces
Note from Jennifer: Consider adding a crumb topping.