Hi everyone, the kids and I are taking a quick trip to the beach this week. I wanted to make sure you guys had some fun stuff to read while I’m away, so I lined up a couple of guest posters to fill in the gaps while I am spending time with the kids…
Hi! My name is Erin and I blog over at Crafty Biggers. I’m super excited that I was given the opportunity to write a guest post for Jamie at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
I’m a Army wife, mommy to 2 beautiful little girls and I have a full time job working in IT. I love spending time with my family and creating things with and for them. 🙂 I started blogging as a way to have something for myself that I could do from home while my girlies are sleeping. I’m a bit of an ADD crafter so I love that blogging keeps me on track and always working toward the next project. I’m only on my 5th month of blogging so I still have a lot to learn.
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Today, I’m here to share a family recipe with you. This is a Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel drizzle and it is to die for. This cake is awesome hot, but it is just as good once it’s cooled down. This is a favorite at family functions and potlucks and it’s a great way to use all those apples we pick at the local you-pick farm near our house.
- 3 cups flour, sifted
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups vegatable oil
- 3 cups apples, chopped
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tsp vanilla
1. Sift dry ingredients. Set aside.
2. Beat eggs. Add sugar and oil. Beat for 3 minutes.
3. Slowly stir in dry ingredients. At this point, it will have a consistancy similar to bread dough.
4. Fold in apples, nuts and vanilla. Pour into a 10 inch greased and floured tube pan (I use a bunt pan) Instead of chunks of apples, I prefer to have slices. I think it gives a better consistency and makes the apples cook better, but it really is a personal preference. When you add the apples the mixture will be mostly apples and not look anything like your standard cake batter. Trust me, it will bake awesome!
5. Bake at 350 degres for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup or 1 stick margarine
1. Put all ingredients together in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
2. Boil for 3 minutes and then pour over the cake while the cake is still hot.
I’d like to once again thank the very talented Jamie for allowing me to guest post over at her awesome blog while she is enjoying time with her family.
If you have a moment, I would love for you to stop by my blog to say hi.