Tuesday, October 23, 2012


If you have an apple and
I have an apple and we
exchange these apples
then you and I will still
each have one apple.
But if you have an idea
and I have an idea and
we exchange these ideas,
then each of us will have
two ideas.

~ George Bernard Shaw

-A gift from Virginia
-A recipe I think I
got from Ellen [it
not, and it was from
you, please let me
-The need to put
some nervous energy
to use
-All resulted in a nice
surprise for my guys.

Do you have an idea or
recipe to share for the
fall months?


6 Apples
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
5 Tablespoons Sugar

2 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Cups Sugar
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
2 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
4 Eggs
1 Cup Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a tube pan.
Peel and chop apples into chunks, toss with sugar and cinnamon,
set aside.

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl
whisk together oil, juice, sugar and vanilla. Mix into dry ingredients.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well.

Pour half the batter into prepared pan, spread half the apple mixture
over the batter. Pour remaining batter over apples then arrange
remaining apples on top.

Bake 1 1/2 hours or until tester comes out clean.


  1. Yum! That sounds amazing! We are big spice cake fans around here...or is it the cream cheese fronting...hmmm.

  2. that sounds very good, i love apple cake. the orange juice sounds like a great addition in it.
    the last apple recipe i tried out was baked apples stuffed with spices, cranberries, brown sugar, and nuts. it was a big hit :)

  3. Sounds delicious, and I've never heard that GBS quote before, it's fabulous!

  4. I love the Shaw quote and the apples look delicious amazing colour. I can't try out the recipe as we have no apples to speak of. I need to go foraging again. I love the idea of the orange juice this must be a lovely moist cake. yummy...

    You might like to try one of my mum's apple cake recipes which is also lovely with pears. I'll try to find her apple strudel recipe too...they were delicious...oh and I don't think you can beat good old apple pies. Yummy.
    Happy baking

    Your post is making my mouth water...

  5. Oh yum! And what do you know!?! I have everything on hand to make this NOW! :) Thanks for sharing it with us! Off to preheat my oven :)

  6. Great quote and now I feel like making apple cake :)

  7. Never come across that quote - it is lovely. Like your apple cake recipe and I will certainly try it put. Think you could replace the zucchini with apples in my muffin recipe ;) xx

  8. Love the quote and the recipe. Thanks for sharing. Will definitely give it a go. We are still able to get some nice apples at the moment.

  9. Love the quote and the recipe, hope you enjoyed it.

  10. Great quote!!!! Oh, and those apples!!! I do have a favorite apple cake recipe.....I'll send it along; I had planned on making it this weekend when we were to host the dessert end of a progressive dinner for the young parents in our church. I guess too much going on for them---I think the party got cancelled......but not the cake!!!