Sunday, October 29, 2017


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 
from Pennsylvania
were here a while ago.

Sure do love my cousins and don't see them
nearly often enough.
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.,
These two little girls sure loved a treat...
They are older now but still
as sweet as they were back then.
I think I might make a pan of this for fun-
just in case anyone in the family  
 is thinking about getting skinny on me!
Have a wonderful day-
I will visit as I can!

Oh- and-
Remember the prayer request here 
for Mr T?
They did a spiral biopsy but it was inconclusive.
He is having another biopsy next week.
Please continue to keep him in your prayers.
He is not doing well at all.
His mom-my friend,Sandy,
is holding up pretty well.
She's a trooper--but pray for her, too.
You all know how hard it is to 
have a sick child.
We'd rather be sick ourselves.
Love you guys---
will visit as I can.
your photo name


Susie said...

Diana, I will pray for your friends. Now another biopsy and the waiting. Hope it's a good report. Your little sweet. Hug them for me. Yesterday I made a simple dessert for my daughter and granddaughter...sliced strawberries and whipped cream. I ate yogurt, as I do not eat little seeds. I do not know why I did not make apple crisp, with all the apples here. :) Blessings for a good day there and beautiful new eek. love, xoxo, Susie

Adam said...

It is a shame that most of us realize that we see our cousins less and less as we get older.

Lisa said...

I have lots of cousins. A few of them I get to see when we go to the beach. They stay at the same campground we do. We also have a summer cookout and a Christmas party each year to all stay in touch.
Thanks for sharing that recipe! I may try making this in muffin form. I eat too much when its the shape of a cake! Haha.
Prayers for Mr T.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my that cake sounds truly amazing. Keeping Mr T in my prayers and his Mother. So hard.

Chatty Crone said...

Yes we would take a bullet for our kids. I thought the girls were older now. I made a copy of that apple cake and am going to make it - will let you know!

Chatty Crone said...

P.S. Prayers for your friends too.

Missy George said...

We call that Apple Harvest cake and make it in a sponge cake ring..It really doesn't need and icing ;)..I don't know if I am strong enough to stir the batter any more..I used to let my husband do it !!!Happy Sunday

krishna said...

Diana dear!! I'm praying for them...a big hug...and it is a yum yum recipe...

Kim said...

Well that looks amazing...and yes, prayers, of course.

Estelle's said...

Hi Diana..this cake looks and sounds marelous...perfect for the season....going to copy and put this on my must bake list! I love this post!

Stephanie said...

Ooooh, I remember this recipe :) In fact, I shared it on my blog a few years ago {4 years to be exact....where does the time go??} Here is the link:

This is definitely a delicious cake {{smiles}} Hugs to you, dear Diana.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Your apple cake looks and sounds great and thanks for the recipe!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The cake looks wonderful and I am going to make one. Thanks so much for the recipe. Yum yum yum

Praying for your friends every night.

Finally our weather has cooled off, but my COPD is acting up. So much smoke, dust, wind and hot weather.
Take care.

Red Rose Alley said...

First of all, I'm so sorry to hear about Sandy's son. Just said a prayer for him and her as well.

Oh my gosh, this chunky apple cake looks amazing. Kind of like Jess' mother-in-law's carrot cake, soooo moist. Your title cracked me up when I saw it. Yes, it looks like you can get chunky eating this delicious dessert. The picture of the girls is cute. I'm glad you got to see your cousins and catch up. : )

love, ~Sheri

Cecilia said...

Being skinny is overrated especially when you can eat cake as delicious sounding as this one, lol. I want to make it!
Will continue to pray for Mr T and his mom Sandy. It is very hard to see your child ill, no mater what their age is.
I'm trying to get back into a's been hard after all the wedding prep and excitement! Hope you have a great week!

jmac said...

YUM!!!!!! going on my list for thanksgiving desserts!!

Michele said...

I've never made an apple cake.....I have made spice cake and apple crisp, but never apple cake. Thank you for sharing your recipe- I printed it and will try making it soon.

Hugs! ♥

Kay G. said...

My cousins are all skinny, I would like to make this chunky cake for them! LOL!
Praying for Sandy's son and for Sandy and all her family too. They must all be worried. xx

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Looks delicious but I would have to substitute gluten free flour. Wonder what that would do to it. Nancy

tealady said...

Hello from Wisconsin, your cake looks amazing! Can't wait to give this a try. Not enough good things can be said for real butter.

Donna said...

Hi Diana,
I'm sorry about your friend's son. I will pray for his healing. Your cake recipe sounds wonderful. But, it doesn't sound like it has enough butter, maybe it's a typo?:)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

This apple cake has to be amazing, as any recipe you share is :) I will save it to my files for when I can cut up an apple again... after the 2 surgeries this month, it will be a while. I will continue in prayer for your friend's son, Mr. T. So difficult, as you said, to go through something with your child, you'd rather it be yourself!

Gayla said...

This recipe looks so good! I love fall and seasonal recipes.

Rose L said...

Mmmmmmm! yummy!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh this sounds so good...and tempting in spite of the fact I'm supposed to be good as I have diabetes now. I love apple cake and this is the perfect fall dessert!
Prayers will be said for Mr. T and for your friend, Sandy. What a worry.
Take care. xx Cheryl

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Yummy sounding recipe! So sorry Mr T is still going through all that and no answers yet!! Prayers going up!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Hahahaha! I looked at the first few ingredients and I gained 5 pounds! But we all need 'cheat' days and this would certainly be on the menu! Sorry that the update on Mr T is not good. Praying for results/answers soon!

Creations By Cindy said...

I do pray that Mr. T's heals quickly and that biopsies come back well. There is nothing any worse than for your child to be sick. Well, that recipe sounds mighty tasty! So glad you shared the recipe. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

bj said...

Prayers for Mr. T...
and YUM on your recipe. I have used your recipes several time and every one of them have been delicious (as in Cho. Gravy) so you can bet I will make this one. xoxo

Sally said...

Prayers will continue!

Your cake looks so good. Thanks for the recipe!


Carla from The River said...

Thank you for the recipe. Yummy!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, This looks like such a great recipe. Thanks for sharing. So sorry to read your friends son is not doing well. Prayers for him and your friend continue. The girls are so beautiful and growing up so fast.
Have a great week sweet lady! xo

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Way to go......I was hungry anyway and oh my that looks good, now I am hungrier. Love my cousins too!. Sending prayers for your friends son,].

Connie said...

That recipe made my mouth water . . . it looks amazing. I love sweets . . . that's such a hard thing, because I just can't eat them as often as I would like. Prayers are going out . . . God bless.
Connie :)

Melanie said...

OK, that cake looks way too good! I think I gained weight just looking at the photo. ;-) Healing thoughts and prayers going out to Mr. T...I'm so sorry he has to have more testing. And prayers for his mother, too. xoxo

kural said...

thank you for sharing .this cake looks good

Beatrice Euphemie said...

The cake looks really good and easy, too. I have a few skinny relatives to fatten up while they smack their lips! Sending prayers for Mr. T. So sorry.....xx K

God's Grace Overflows said...

Ooh...yummy! That cake looks scrumptious! I'm writing that recipe down! :)

I'm still praying for Mr.T and first husband mama. I just can't even imagine...

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs, Amy

God's Grace Overflows said...

You know, these smart phones and autocorrect really aren't very smart. So very frustrating.
That should have read, praying for Mr.T and his mama. ;)

Bethany Carson said...

Your granddaughters are beautiful! I'm sure everyone enjoyed the cake!