Thursday, January 21, 2010

Homemade Apple Cake

Hello, Dear Ones and welcome to Foodie Friday hosted by our own famous one, Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum. Please go by and visit her today as she is hosting the most delicious day of the week!

I was craving something sweet and decided to bake a cake.

A fresh apple cake. See the little bits of apple in the cake?

Here...let me give you a bite...

Ummmm....now wasn't that so good?

My Mother always taught me to share! :)

Here's the recipe:

Apple Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced
1 cup chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting
Chopped walnuts (optional)

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until blended. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, stirring until blended. Stir in apple slices and 1 cup walnuts.
Spread into greased 13 x 9 inch pan.

Bake at 350' for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting; sprinkle with toasted walnuts, it desired. Store in refrigerator. About 12 to 15 servings.

Now this dough will look thick like cookie dough, but don't be alarmed. It's supposed to be thick.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8oz. package cream cheese softened
3 Tbs. butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat cream cheese and 3 Tbsp. butter at medium speed with mixer until creamy. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1/8 tsp. salt, beating until blended. Stir in vanilla. Spread over cake.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree

Don't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but me
anyone else but me
anyone else but me
no no no
don't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but me
'til I come marching home
don't go walking down lovers lane
with anyone else but me
anyone else but me
anyone else but me
no no no
don't go walking down lovers lane
with anyone else but me
'til I come marching home
I just got word from a guy who heard
from the guy next door to me
the girl he met just loved to pet
and fits you to a "T"
so don't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but me
'til I come marching home
don't give out with those lips of yours
to anyone else but me
anyone else but me
anyone else but me
no no no
watch the girls on the foreign shores
you'll have to report to me
when you come marching home
you're on your own
when there is no phone and I can't keep tab on you
be fair to me I'll guarantee
this is one thing that I'll do
I won't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but you
'til you come marching home
don't sit under the apple tree
with anyone else but me
I know the apple tree
is reserved for you and me
and I'll be true
'til you come marching home


63 comments:

  1. looks wonderful! can't wait to try it

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  2. Yes I would absolutely love a piece of that cake with my coffee tomorrow. :)

    Tonight I just made chocolate chip cookies.

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  3. My daddy used to sing that song to me and I sang it to my kids and grandkids.....
    I want a piece of this tonight with a glass of milk..in the morning with my Dunkin Donut coffee...tomorrow afternoon....and on and on and on...
    I copied it and will make it for my sweet son*in*law, Jent...he does love him some apple cake..
    xo bj

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  4. The cake looks fantastic!
    I just know it has to be.
    Yummmmm.
    d from homehaven

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  5. You are a sweetie ;)

    Delicious recipe - oh my, it looks good!

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  6. OK, I'M DIEING OF HUNGER AND YOU PUT CAKE BEFORE MY EYES! MY HUSBAND'S ON HIS WAY HOME OVER THE MOUNTAIN, I HAVE DINNER WAITING AND I AM HUNGRY! THIS LOOKS SO DIVINE..I WILL BE MAKING IT! THANKS SWEET FRIEND..AND FOR YOUR KIND WORD TODAY! :D

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  7. As soon as I grab some apples at the market, I'll be popping this lovely into the oven. Any dessert with apples in it has to be a winner and this one looks delightful. Nancy
    PS: I do envy the fact that you get fresh Gulf shrimp!

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  8. Oh how I adore apples - any way shape or form, including apple cakes!!!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  9. Shelia~~~

    This cake looks too good to be true. Those chunks of apple are calling my name. They are on my grocery list for tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  10. Oooooh, I'm sitting here lusting for something sweet and this crops up, sugar!!! How could you do that to me....a very sweet chick??? LOL Yummmmmmy looking, honey.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  11. This my husband's most favotite cake. I hope he doesn't come in the room he will be wanting to come visit you for a piece of cake. Gee! guess I should make him one. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. This looks yummy, so happy to have shared it with you...now, have a piece of my freshly baked coconut pound cake...:-)
    I love cream cheese icing!!!

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  13. I love apple cake! My teenagers love it too. I'll have to try it.

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  14. I can literally taste the sweetness on the tip of my tounge...and feel the crunch of the walnuts...

    oooooooo (shiver)!!!
    Yummy

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  15. Oh man that looks good. I can't wait to try it.

    - The Tablescaper

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  16. I have been looking for a good apple cake recipe. This looks sooooo delicious. Thanks for sharing. I will be making this tomorrow.

    Irma :)

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  17. Oh Picklepoo send me a piece girl I been good...ha ha!! YUM you brat now I'm hungry again,,,Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  18. Oh,Oh, Sheila,
    I just took the final part of the trip below, and it was so fun and so fabulous! That must have been the trip of a lifetime, I sure enjoyed your stories and pics!The queen must not have been told you were visiting or i am sure she would have ushered you right in. The recipe looks just awesome, and I have lot's of frozen apples left, thanks for sharing this. Cindy

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  19. Good Morning Dear Shelia *hugs*
    Oh you have found a weakness of mine.. I LOVE homemade apple cake. I love too many cakes but one of my favourites is apple cake...next to poppy seed cake...next to carrot cake...next to..*g*. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
    I wish I could just pop over and I'm sure you would share a piece with me.

    have a fabulous Friday and weekend.
    Judi

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  20. Not fair!! All week I've been trying ont to eat junk food and now you're offering us this yummy-looking apple cake, lol.
    Love the photos of your trip to England: so you had frozen toes. We have not had weather like this in a very long time. You seem to have had fun though :o)

    God bless you

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  21. I am so glad that you learned to share...I would have hated missing out on this yummy cake!!! I love apple anything;)!!!

    I am also happy to see the recipe for cream cheese icing...my kids have been wanting brownies with cream cheese icing and I lost my recipe...now I can use yours. My children thank you and I thank you!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  22. Shelia, your cake looks yummy! Cream cheese frosting is my favorite.

    Jane

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  23. Oh YUM that looks delicious! I am going to have to try it!♥

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  24. Can I see those bits of apple you ask? Honey, I wanted to bite right through my monitor and taste those bits of apple!

    Not only is this a great recipe, your photos made my mouth water.

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  25. Great post... just found you through savoring time and glad I dropped by!

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  26. Mmmmm, that looks wonderful, Shelia. Thanks for sharing the recipe....Christine

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  27. That looks so yummy and I absolutely adore cream cheese frosting. I'm afraid I've had more than my fair share of cake this month and I'm going to have to be cake-free until I take off the five pounds I've packed on! No skinny jeans for me for a few days. lol Have an extra bite of cake for me though, I'll live vicariously though you!

    Hugs, Bridge

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  28. Shelia.. your such a dear...always a little note song to brighten our day!!! I just gained a pound smelling your cake!Yummmm.
    Thank you for your sweet words when you stop by...always smile when your there, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  29. I like apple pie. Your look yuuumyy!

    Thank you for recipe.

    Have a sweet and blessed day!

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  30. Now that looks just delightfully yummy..... loooveedd ittttt!!!!!!!!!

    More more...... haha have a great weekend...

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  31. That cake looks completely wonderful!

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  32. Shelianess!!!

    That cake is pure D (as in declicious) sin! Oh, how delicious it looks! I can just taste it. :-)

    Have missed you and am glad to catch up with you wandering wayfarers. So glad your trips were fun and wonderful!

    And yes, that was a green glove you spied, you mirror person you! LOL! I have been freezing my pinkies off in Florida, and I took those pics when I couldn't get warm, even inside. I stayed IN the bed and UNDER the covers for days on end. I would get so cold at night I couldn't sleep. One night, I wandered to Walgreens to buy some THICK socks, and my feet felt better. Then another night, I wandered to Walmart and bought a hat for my head that matches my new fleece PJ's Mr. Magpie gave me for Christmas. But the green gloves were an impulse buy from the $1.00 bin at JoAnn's fabrics before Christmas. Something told me I might need them, and I did... had to creep about every night in the bushes, turning on water for days. Mr. Magpie and I divided and conquered at various properties. We don't get cold for more than two nights, and we were bombarded by it. Our plants are deader than doorknobs.

    I read your England post, and Shelianess, did your poor toes ever unfreeze??? It was too cold for me there in October, so I can't imagine what January is like there. But I bet it was beautiful. London is one of my favorite cities no matter the temp!

    Love you much...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  33. That cake looks delicious. I'd like a piece right now with a nice cup of hot black tea.

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  34. Oooh, yummy-yummy-yummy!!! This looks absolutely delish! I'll have to try this recipe, as apple cake is a favorite of ours, and this sounds incredible!
    Blessings,
    Stacey

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  35. I can almost taste it looking at your pictures. It looks wonderful. I am saving this recipe to try. YUM!!!!!!!

    take care,
    Dawn

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  36. Hi Shelia
    What a delicious looking cake. I can almost taste it. Your photos are wonderful!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  37. Sheila, if that apple cake wasn't sweet enough I just oogled all over your photos of England. Oh how I'd love to go!!! It sure looked cold though, I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip. What a huge blessing!
    hugs,
    Debra

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  38. Oh my goodness, that looks sooooooooooo good!

    Justiney ;o )

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  39. Oh my goodness - does this cake look good! And I believe it's on my same dishes from this week too! I could almost believe that it I went to my table---your cake would be there -- but just checked -- nope! Oh darn!

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  40. Hi sweetness... That cake looks so yummy and you can bet I copied the recipe into my recipe file... YUMO!!! I have gone back to read your post I missed and boy o boy have you been a world class traveler... and what wonderful pictures. You are just too darn cute for words! I am so happy for you & Mr. Precious!!! Have fun and enjoy your new adventures!
    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  41. Oh Shelia, how lucky of you to stay for a week in Copenhagen. I would like to go back there on a drier weather. You mentioned Hans Christian Andersen, did you see my post about the show on the Oasis of the Seas where they portrayed his writings? If not, please go to http://christineshomeandtraveladventures.blogspot.com/2009/12/central-park-at-oasis.html if you want to see. It was a specatcualr show....Christine

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  42. oh yummy!!!
    have a wonderful weekend...oh...and don't forget to stop by this week...starting right now to enter and learn about the great give away that is being held on my blog this week!

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  44. Good Morning Shelia ~

    Absolutely delightfully yummy post~ Thank you for sharing one of the most delicious looking cakes I have ever seen...I can almost taste it.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  45. Looks delicious Sheila. Did you save some for me and Chloe Dawn?
    Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Lindsay
    x

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  46. Hey Sheila!
    That makes me hungry! Looks delicious!
    Thankyou for dropping by my blog - you are a no=reply blogger, so I was unable to email you back :(
    x Sarah

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  47. Oh, Mrs. Shelia, this looks absolutely devine! Why oh why am I on a diet? :) I'll be glad when I change my mind, so I can bake this up and eat and eat until my little heart's content! I'm going to save the recipe...you know, just in case....:)

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  48. You are so young to know that song! I remember it from clear back in the early 40's. I wonder how old it is. I think it is from WWI. How old is it? I'll just bet you know! :)

    Thank you for the sweet comment on my post on those graying kids of mine. The recipe sound wonderful and I have copied it. I need to get back to cooking...and soon. Thanks, Shelia...Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Love,
    Mona

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  49. Hi, Shelia,
    Excuse me, I have got to get a napkin because I am drooling at the sight of that lucious cake! Thank you for sharing the recipe, too. Enjoy your weekend! Vicki

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  50. Hi Sweet Songbird Sheila!!

    I do not have a sweet tooth, but this sounds divine to me right now, and I really should be in bed!! HA!! If it is kind of like an apple spice cake I can handle it, otherwise too sweet. But YOWZA!!! Sure looks delish!!

    Hope all is well with you, and that you're enjoying being back home!!

    Have a joyful Sunday, my friend!!
    Love,
    Becky

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  51. Hello Sheila, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Thank you so much for the delish cake. I love apples, must write this recipe down. Your England vacation pics are beautiful! How nice to take a trip like that.
    I'm so glad you like my baby blanket, sure you can make one like that. The blanket is too big for the scanner but I can scan sections of it and maybe you could come up with a pattern from that. There's an email link on my blog, if you'd like me to send it to you just send me your address and I'd be glad to mail it to ya!

    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

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  52. Hi Shelia! Now this cake looks wonderfully yummy! I love apples in anything! And I scrolled down to get caught up...I'm soooo far behind! It looks like you had a wonderful trip! The Queen Mary 2 looks like a dream vacation...and then England to boot! What fun! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend...hugs...Debbie

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  53. You lucky lucky girl...a trip to England. I will live vicariously through you, okay? LOl By the way, the cake looks yummy!

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  54. That looks amazing, Shelia. Hope you and Mr. P are having a great weekend!

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  55. thank you for that taste, it was wonderful! and now i am going to copy the recipe and bake that amazing looking( and tasting) cake!

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  56. Yummy! This looks like just what I need this afternoon. ~ Sarah

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  57. OOOO, this looks so good. Thank you for the recipe. And thanks so much for posting my party button on your blog. You really ARE a sweetie! laurie

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  58. that looks so divine!!! Would love to have a warm piece of it with my coffee!!! I bet it is even better the next day, isn't it??? (that is, if it lasts that long!!!!)

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  59. Sheila, Thank you so much for sharing that wonderful recipe. I saw your picture of it and read the recipe and knew I just had to make it. I made it last night and OHHHHHHH!!! it is absolutely delicious. I had some again this morning for breakfast!! Yummy!!! Thanks again ~ Teri

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)