I hope everybody had a wonderful holiday! I know I'm a bit slow on my thanksgiving post :D. Unlike most people, instead of shopping or just vegging out the days after Thanksgiving I got stuck working. But I guess that is a good thing since I was very tempted to get in line at 8 pm on Thanksgiving to buy some electronics :D. This year, my Thanksgiving was quiet and relaxing. I only had to feed 6 1/2 (the son) people this year. It was pretty nice. I went basic this year: macaroni cheese, mashed potato, candied yams, green bean cassarol, and a regular roasted turkey. Since I went simple with dinner, I had to change it up for dessert. I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin pie but I did want to have a dessert that screamed fall. I did made a pecan pie but unfortunately the kids can't eat nuts so I made an apple cake! An Apple Spice Cake to be exact.
Apple Spice Cake
(adapted from Baked Explorations by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito with minor alterations )
4 Cups of All Purpose Flour
2 Tsp of Baking Soda
1 Tsp of Baking Powder
1 Tsp of Salt
2 Tsp of Cinnamon
1 Tsp of Ground Ginger
1 Tsp of Allspice
1 Tsp of Ground Clove
1 Tsp of Nutmeg
3 Sticks of Butter at Room Temp
2 1/2 Cup of Sugar
2 Large Eggs
4 Cups of Apple Sauce
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Combine then shift all of the dry ingredients and set aside.
- Cream the butter with sugar until the butter is fluffy.
- Add the eggs, one at a time to the butter mixture. Make sure the eggs are well incorprated.
- Add the flour mixture in four parts alternating with the applesauce one cup at a time. Blend well. The cake batter should be light but fluffy.
- Pour the mixture into a large bundt pan. *I actually ruined mine a couple of months ago so I used an angel food pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes *The cook times will vary depending on the thickness of the cake.
- Let it cool and server. I added a little melted carmel as a topping.
Here are some pictures from my Thanksgiving dinner. I even got to change to use The Mother's fancy dishes (which only has been used once before) :D