With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Apples and Leaves

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Apples and Leaves

I have made this Jewish Apple Cake innumerable times as did my mom before me.
Sharing this old-fashioned cake again because it is a delicious way to enjoy those autumn apples.

I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

So outside I went for more raking and leaf blowing on an unseasonable warm day with bright sunshine. When I finished, I grabbed my camera and walked around the yard snapping photos.
 orange leaves
 blue sky
 warm hues
 golden color
 tiny bug
crunchy brown
heaps of leaves
Little helpers (not today)
who preferred jumping and scattering to raking and hauling.
gathered last week
 onto a giant tarp
 and to the curb
until next more leaves fall

I really don't mind yard work and really do love trees and I really do love autumn.
And I really like

Jewish Apple Cake

5 or 6 apples, pared, cored & sliced
2 teaspoons cinnamon
5 tablespoons sugar

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
¼ cup orange juice
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup salad oil
4 Eggs
2½ teaspoons Vanilla

Sprinkle apples with 2 tsp. cinnamon mixed with 5 Tbs. sugar.

Combine all other ingredients and beat to make smooth batter. Pour half into greased and sugared angel food cake pan. Arrange half of the apples over batter and cover with remaining batter. Top with the rest of the apples.

Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Allow to cool in pan 10-15 mins. Run a knife along edge of pan to loosen; turn out and cool on rack. 

Note:  To make mini-loaf cakes, I used 6 5 x 3-inch pans and baked 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 10 minutes.


podso said...

It looks like a beautiful cake, perfect for this time of year. And I know you think of your mom when you make it! Nice to have those little leaf helpers!

Lynn said...

I love Jewish Apple Cake! Haven't made one in ages and think it would be a nice surprise for the boys:@)

Ann said...

That cake looks really good and I love all your leaf pictures.

Maryann said...

I had Jewish Apple Cake many years ago but never made it. Since I have a bunch of apples just ready for a recipe I may try this.

NanaDiana said...

I have never heard of this cake, Lorraine, but I bet it is delicious. Great pictures and love all the leaves---well, except the ones you have to haul out! Happy Fall to yo- xo Diana


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