I hope everyone on the East Coast is safe from our visitor Irene. What a week many of us had with an earthquake and then a Hurricane. Unfortunately for me, school did not start today due to power outages….this mommy has had a long enough summer vacation.
I have nick named this cake hurricane cake because when I look at the middle it makes me think of the radars we kept looking at on Fri and Saturday waiting Irene’s arrival. Also the kids said when you look down at it it looks like the eye of the hurricane. I made this cake on Friday night in anticipation of losing power.
If you get Southern Living or see it on the shelves this is the mouthwatering cake on the cover. So why apple cake in August. Well instead of stocking up on water and batteries on Thursday we went Peach and apple picking. Figured you don’t have to refrigerate them and hoping the orchard would be empty.
Unlike many baking recipes that include apples, this one uses Gala Apples. Lucky for me that was one of the varieties available.
The cake is pretty easy to make and wow with 1 1/2 pounds of apple in the recipe, it is a heavy cake. It took only 3 medium sized apples to make 3 cups of diced apples. The kitchen smelled amazing with all the spices of fall.
|Adding cream cheese layer|
Since I got a late start on baking, a whole different story. Spent 4 hrs in the ER with my middle son getting stiches in his foot. I think everyone with a small ailment went to the ER in fear of it getting worse during the storm.
I allowed the cake to cool and then waited until the morning to make the glaze. I have never made a glaze on the stove top but it created a wonderful carmel flavored topping.
The cake is very rich so cut it thin. You can always provide seconds instead of wasting large pieces. Although we ate it for dessert I think it makes an excellent morning cake with coffee. The directions do not mention anything about storage but I recommend refrigerating it.
Happy baking to you all.