Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My Apple Chunk Cake----- Not For The Calorie Conscious

Helllooooo Wisconsin!
We DO like our butter here.
We also like apples...
okay..and flour and sugar...

I have played with this recipe over the years
and it is pretty darned good -
if I do say so myself.
I made this when my cousins were here.
One cousin contacted me for the recipe
so I assume that means it was good.
Anyway-that meant I needed to type it out.
Here it is.
Grease a 9x13 pan.  Preheat oven to 300

Mix together:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar (white)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon ( I used Apple Pie spice)
dash of salt

Add  above to:
Two sticks butter
Four eggs
Cream two sticks butter and blend in 4 room temperature eggs(that is important-don't use cold eggs) 

Add the flour mixture above.
Stir until well blended.
Then stir in:
4 cups peeled apple chunks
2 cups walnuts

Spread in greased pan.

Bake ONE hour a 300.  It is hard to test for doneness because the apples stay "wet".  It should look a bit "dry" on top.  You may have to add additional time depending on how much water your apples have in them.

Cool completely and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 stick butter
3/4 pound confectionery sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 -8 oz pkg cream cheese

Cream butter and cream cheese together and add sugar. Beat well and then add the vanilla.

I also sprinkle the top very lightly with the Apple Pie spice after it is frosted.

Serve with good hot coffee or tea or ice cold milk.,
I have two of the three girls here this weekend.
I think we might make a pan of this for fun-
just in case they are thinking about getting skinny on me!
Have a wonderful day-
I will visit as I can!

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  1. All I can say is OMG!!!! That cake sounds delicious. I am savoring a piece now as I drink my morning coffee. Have fun with the girls. xo

  2. It looks delicious, Diana! One thing about the cooler weather, it certainly brings out the baker in all of us. I just love how it makes the house smell when things like apples and pumpkin are baking. Have fun with the girls. I'm sure they will keep you on your toes. You'll be burning those calories off in no time! : )

  3. DIana,
    YUM AND CUTE!!!!! Love the picture of the grand girls and that cake looks dangerous and too yummy. What a great recipe for this time of year. Have a fun weekend with the girls.

  4. Looks yummy! I will have to try this! I try not to eat too much sugar but just might have to make an exception!

  5. Oh my word, the girls are so beautiful and this cake sounds delicious and definitely good and fattening. YUMMMMMMMM. I would love to have you link up to my Inspire Me party that goes live Monday afternoon. Hugs, Marty

  6. dIana, As I read the recipe, I was amazed it could all fit in that size pan :):) I love desserts with apples. I bet those little girls would like it too. I can see by your picture the girls are growing up...better squeeze them down. Blessings. xoxo,Susie

  7. That cake looks amazingly delicious. And, I can only imagine the aroma coming from the oven as it bakes! YUM!! I could easily adapt this to gluten free. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your time with the precious!

  8. I was sucked in when you said it's not for the calorie conscious...I knew it would be good :) I am definitely going to have to try this - it looks and sounds amazing. My husband loves butter too so this would be a hit with him.

    So good to visit you, sweet lady. Hugs!

  9. Such a sweet picture of the girls...the cake looks so good!
    Love, love the home your daughter may buy and congrats to all of you on the new baby girl!

  10. Oh my goodness, that looks good. 2 cups of sugar, they really know how to make the good stuff don't they?

    Love the house in the post below...sigh. Almost better then the dessert.


  11. Oh, my! This would very quickly have to be hidden from me! It sounds absolutely delicious! Enjoy those sweet girls! xo Nellie

  12. Diana,
    This apple chuck cake looks sooooo good. I love anything with apples this time of year. What a cute picture of the girls. Have fun this weekend!


  13. Well, darlin', anything with cream cheese frosting on it has to be good! My oatmeal breakfast seems far away after looking at your cake.

    Those two are dolls; all you grands are!

  14. I am just now reading this after using all of my apples to make an apple crumb pie. Your cake looks and sounds delicious. I wish I had seen your recipe first.

    Your granddaughters are beautiful!!

  15. That cake looks really good. I am going to print it out. Thanks for taking the time to type it out. those girls are so cute.

  16. Baking and a tea party sounds like a plan! Your cake does sound fabulous!

  17. I am going to have to try this, as I have plenty of apples. I have to say that I always half the sugar in any recipe, and it's still plenty sweet. Not the case with butter. lol

  18. I think I know two girls who just might be happy this weekend. xo Laura

  19. This sounds like the perfect autumn dessert! I hope that Sweet Cheeks doesn't fall down on her job of telling y'all what to do! I bet she's very busy! So flippin' cute!


  20. Couldn't is in the oven!

  21. Yum yum yum! I love love apples and this looks so good! I will have to
    make this Diana!!

    Pamela xo

  22. yummmm
    the girls are darling
    have lots of fun!
    might have our
    little guys tonight

  23. Oh me oh my. And just when I'm getting serious about my weight gain. :)

  24. Oh my! I think I just gained 10 pounds just reading the recipe! Sounds so good! Hugs, Leena

  25. Your two girls are precious and I was looking at their smiles and saw the difference in teeth - you can tell one is older and younger - yet sisters. Adorable.

  26. I've made that a lot over the years..Used to have my husband mix it...We call it "Apple Harvest cake"..And IT DOESN'T NEED ICING :)
    (That would be the lo calorie version..)

  27. This sounds delish! I would have to add raisins instead of the nuts. My hubby loves raisins!

  28. Haha I made an almost identical version with pumpkin and cranberry. You know, because pumpkin has so much vitamin A and cranberry has so much vitamin C. I was afraid I was going to get scurvy otherwise.

  29. Diana, that looks and sounds so scrumptious!!! And those girls are darling!

  30. I think I gained weight just reading that yummy recipe!

  31. Oh yummy! You are so right about the calories but all that butter makes for a fabulous dessert.
    Have fun with the girls, Ginger

  32. Oh my goodness that looks delicious. The perfect fall dessert, for sure. Your little ones are so precious. I know they enjoy every second with their Nana Diana. Have fun!

  33. Oh my...that looks delicious! I want to make one also! I looked and looked for my recipe, to no avail...and then...I found one similar in one of Mom,s old cookbooks. It' slide yours only

    Love the girls picture....they are adorable!


  34. Yum!!!!!! Seriously can I come over for a visit?

  35. I would LOVE this with a cup of great coffee! When you make it again, call me in advance, ok?


  36. What a fun way to spend time with the grans cooking their favorite foods. I do not cook much anymore, but sure do enjoy what others make.

  37. Hello Diana! I just popped this baby in the oven :) We're having a harvest festival tonight and this cake is what I'm taking ... I CAN'T WAIT to try a piece. Hugs to you!

  38. Hi, saw Stephanie's post on your cake and just had to stop by, wow this sounds yummy, thanks for sharing :)

  39. This looks delicious and I would love to try it but I can't eat the butter anymore.

  40. That looks SO very yummy! I like that it is made in a pan that you don't have to take the cake out of to frost...saves a lot time. Thanks for sharing that with us!


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