This year Violet picked her birthday cake. Apparently she is in love with cheetah prints! She loved it!
Along with this years Thanksgiving cheesecake (Skor – which was not awesome) I made Apple Dapple Cake. To me Thanksgiving just screams apples and cinnamon, it seems to be a fall thing. With my horrid past in pie making, I thought I would take a different approach with an apple dessert.
I found this recipe on Pinterst, it is from Southern Plate. Great website, check it out. When I saw all the photos I knew I had to try it.
Adapted from Southern Plate
3 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cup sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups raw
apples, peeled and chopped fine
3. Mix oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
4. Sift together flour, salt, soda. **I added cinnamon – must have cinnamon with apples
5. Add to first mixture.
6. Fold in pecans and apples.
I have some people who can’t eat nuts so I did half and half
7. Bake in tube pan at 350 for 1 hour.
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup milk
¾ cup butter or margarine(1 -1/2 sticks)
2. Bring to a gentle boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Pour over hot cake while cake is still in pan.
We tried the sauce once cooled a little from the pot. OMG! Forget the cake, just make the sauce and eat it with a spoon. Heavenly!
Slowly starts to soak in…
Let cake cool completely before removing.
Everyone said they liked it, but I didn’t. I was quite disappointed, only finished a couple bites. It was quite dry and flavourless. I thought it would be moist and almost gooey with all that sauce that soaked in. Nope, heavy, dense, blah!
I had a last-minute request for a Lego cake. This one was HOURS and HOURS and HOURS of work, but it was a huge hit! I even liked how this one turned out, and that’s saying a lot!
A Thomas the train cake for Twins turning 2! I heard they loved it!
This months challenge, The Browniest Cookies from The Smitten Kitchen. I love the Smitten Kitchen!! I have made several recipes from that site, all of which were amazing. You will not find the recipe on my blog. These challenges post links to the original recipe encouraging you to visit their page. Great idea!
I love brownies. Honestly, I am not sure I have met anyone who doesn’t. I have had many a brownie in my day, but my favourites are thick, chewy, dense, very chocolaty and topped with homemade icing ( Drooling, just thinking about it). This recipe is a brownie in cookie form! When I saw the picture I was sold and could not wait to try.
The Browniest Cookies
The recipe can be found here – the smitten kitchen
Disappointed on how much they fell! They were not thick at all
So fudgy and moist
Spread a lot
Looks just like a brownie
These were delicious! Though I was quite disappointed how thin they were, they tasted amazing!
I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but after the first bite I had one of those ‘paused for a moment, eyes closed, and think OMG’ before I even started chewing. They were very decedent. So moist, chewy, fudgy and oh so chocolaty, everything you imagine a brownie would be. I will make these again and try to get the thickness that they are suppose to be.
Everyone loved them. Even people who don’t enjoy ‘under-cooked cookie’ thought they were amazing. Definitely recommend these!
Thank you Deb from the Smitten Kitchen