Marie-helen’s Apple Cake

I know, I know, I am a couple days late in posting this, but it was a very busy and hectic weekend.  Halloween is fun yet daunting all at the same time.
I did make this cake on Friday morning and had nothing but good intentions in posting on Friday. But, between pumpkin carving, an international pot luck at Eli’s middle school and making Friday night dinner, I ran out of time.  Then the weekend came…and went!
So, here I am, on Monday morning to tell you how much I love this cake. I have so many plans for this cake.  I want to make it again, this week (have tons of apples) and make them bite size.  I love bite size anything and I have a feeling that this cake would be great as little cakelettes!
Friday morning was wet and rainy.  As this cake baked in the oven, my house smelled so good. I could not wait to dig into it.  All I wanted to do was cut a huge slice, get under my favorite blanket and catch up on Oprah. But I held out.  I restrained.  I exercised my skills in will power.  Glad I waited.  I had some homemade caramel sauce in the fridge.  Drizzled a little warm caramel sauce over the cake and it was like eating a caramel apple.
I have committed or possibly over committed to French Friday’s with Dorie.  But, I love all things Dorie, so I am treating this like an education.  Some days you just don’t want to wake up and get up and go to class, but you really don’t have a choice in the matter.  I have made the commitment and I want to see it through.
I am anxiously waiting for the November “assignments” to come my way.  If anyone of you want to do this with me, I would welcome the company!  It’s fun and it forces you to do things you wouldn’t normally include in your weekly meal plans.  Come on, people, buy the book and let’s do this together!
Mmmmmmmmm.  Can’t wait until the next time I make this cake!
Marie-Helen’s Apple Cake
page 432-433
Make it and enjoy a slice for me!
Showing 13 comments
  • Eliana

    Your version of this cake looks amazing. I especially love how simple it is to make.

  • Maria

    We love this cake!

  • Jennifurla

    This cake is gorgeous

  • Lisa!

    This looks amazing. So autumn-y. I love moving into cooler days and chilly mornings. Walks scented with fireplace smoke.

  • ♥peachkins♥

    my mom will surely love this recipe!

  • Amanda

    WOW!! Looks fantastic!

  • icedteaforme

    I did the same adornment, sprinkled powdered sugar and then some homemade caramel sauce…..I loved this cake…..I liked it best 2 days old and cold for breakfast with hot tea!great photos, the november assignments are up…..potato gratin is up first!

  • Beth

    What a lovely cake. I think the idea of the carmel sauce is brilliant. YUM Great site. I’ll be back. B

  • scrambledhenfruit

    Beautiful cake! I bet the caramel sauce was delicious on it. I love your idea of making them bite-sized. Bite-sized food just seems to taste better somehow…and it’s fun!

  • Danelle

    This looks so amazingly good and apple-ey (is that a word?). Well, it looks fabulous!

  • Stella

    Having a homemade jar of caramel sauce on standby in the fridge is every bit as essential as having a fire extinguisher on standby in the kitchen. That’s what impresses me most about this post. Awesome.

  • Susan: My Food Obsession

    Your cake looks yummy, yummy, yummy!

  • Sweetapolita (Rosie)

    This looks so good! Can’t wait to try!

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