Today was the day to take something red and healthy...and make it into something warm, inviting...and not so healthy...
Fresh Apple Cake
1C vegetable oil
2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 C flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 C peeled, diced apples
1/2 C nuts, optional
Cream the first 4 ingredients. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda,
and the salt. Add apples and the nuts.
Bake at 350%, 45-50 minutes, in a greased/floured pan.
The house was a bit chilly today, and I had apples (which is my favorite health food) on hand. Was a good day to bake. Took the chill out of the air and made for a wonderful warm scent throughout the house. By the way, if the apples are lacking in tartness, I add a bit of lemon juice to the apples before adding them to the batter. This recipe makes a very thick batter. I had to use my hands to spread it out in the baking pan.
By the way, I have not removed the red covers from the exercise bicycle yet today, nor have I used the red weights, but I will before I climb into bed tonight!
And speaking of red, Alix of Casa Hice, recently mentioned strolling through the gift shop at Cracker Barrel. My hubby surprised me with an item from that store a few years back. One of my favorites...