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Thursday, December 18, 2014

An Apple Cake to Write Home About....




 Hello, all...

I FINALLY got a nice, new, RED,
BUNDT PAN.

And, nooo, I am not baking a Christmas Candle Ring here..hahha...

just makin' the pan look Christmasy.

(the things we do to make bloggers smile)
One of our grandgirls,
Lacey Jean, learned to make Chicken & Dumplings and invited us over to give them a taste test..

I asked if  I could bring a cake
and Lacey said "you can bring a cake ANYtime, Memaw",  so I made this CARAMEL APPLE...


It turned out really good...
I chopped up an apple to add to it...
I always add Vanilla...
(some of you might remember that I told you my
Aunt Lillian always dabbed a drop of vanilla behind ea ear when she was baking...)

 :>)

The added fresh apple really made this moist and light...

I'm not real fond of the canned frosting but I like keeping a can on hand..
I added quite a bit of SOUR CREAM to this CREAM CHEESE frosting and
it was soooo good. I think there was more sour cream than frosting and
it really went well with the apples.




 I really meant for it to be a thin glaze but once I got it mixed together, it was so good, I didn't want to make it any thinner.









This pretty cake stand belonged to my mama...and it makes every single cake
I put on it taste 10 times better than on any other plate. !!
The Apple Caramel cake was delicious...
but no where NEARLY as good as those CHICKEN & DUMPLINGS...

Lacey J. is becoming a fantastic cook...
when she was about 8 or 9, give or take a yr or two...
she wanted to learn how to make herself a scrambled egg..
so we had a tiny cooking lesson on making creamy, cheesy scrambled eggs and she's been making them ever since...:)
I love you, LJ.

36 comments:

  1. BJ, No wonder yur granddaughter didn't mind you bringing a cake..wowwee, it's so tasty looking..I like your little secret tips. Blessings, xoxo,Susie
    p.s. love your tea kettle.

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  2. that frosting does look yummy. save a piece for me.

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  3. I'm smiling to think that the beat goes on in the kitchen. Of course! Chicken and Dumplings sounds delicious and that cake...yummo. My sister and I were trying to make canned frosting taste like something this week. I decided it wasn't possible. I'll tell her about this. Merry On!

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  4. Oh my, that looks so good. Love how you do your pictures.

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  5. She has a great example to follow. Chicken and dumplings one of my favorite thing. I go to Cracker Barrel and enjoy theirs often.

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  6. I love it, bj. That cake LOOKS delicious and I can almost smell it from here. Oh My! What fun that you used to teach that little girl to cook and now she is cooking for you. I know you love her to the moon and back. xo Diana

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  7. I love that your grand girl invited you for one of my favorite meals, bj. The cake looks so good and I'm sure the sour cream added a special deliciousness to the frosting. Fun times!

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  8. Your cake looks delicious and the cake holder that was your mother's enhances it.

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  9. Evening BJ,
    Love your photo props and I bet this cake is extremely moist. A recipe I will try for sure!
    Elf kisses,
    Vera

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  10. Lovin' that snazzy red cake pan BJ! Sounds like you had a great dinner and I love it when young folks enjoy cooking:@)

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  11. Hi b j i follow your blog n would like to have the apple cake reciepe.

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  12. That cake looks so good! Isn't it fun to start grandchildren off cooking and baking....joy to the heart and Soul ! I need a new bundt pan too,,maybe that will be a Christmas gift to myself.

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  13. Looks really delicious. I pulled my bundt pan out last week thinking I might whip up a rum cake for the holidays, but as I've not accomplished that yet with so much going on, I may try your cake instead. Love using apples in baking anything - but hardly ever eat them raw as I have trouble swallowing them.

    Lovely bright pics here dear - you are such a cheerful addition to blogland every day!
    Thank you.
    Hugs - Mary

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  14. Oh that looks delicious! I would love a slice with my coffee:) Enjoy your day dear B.J. HUGS!

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  15. The chicken and dumplins' sound so good....I need to make some! Happy holidays my friend!

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  16. Oh yeah I'll have a large slice with extra creamy frosting with a large mug of coffee, hot cocoa, or milk....this cake would be good with anything...and of course chicken and dumplings. Have fun weekend my friend bj

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  17. The cake looks delicious. I know since you baked it, it was. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  18. BJ, your cake is scrumptious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  19. Looks good enough to it ahahahah
    And I bet it is over by now. I love all the scents I could feel coming from it 'till this side of Atlantic.
    Enjoy these magical days,
    Teresa


    PS - And yes, when I saw the thumb in my blog I thought "what's BJ cooking now?" so decided to stop by and now leave with a bigger smile in my face. You're a magical person, BJ!

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  20. everything looks so pretty....I like your frosting idea!!!!!

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  21. Everything looks delicious at your house bj!

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  22. I wish we had smell-o-vision on our computers!! The cake looks SO good! It is a good thing I don't live near you or I would be there all the time, "sampling" all your goodies!!!

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  23. bj,

    Your cake looks wonderful and the frosting is just right.
    I do remember you mentioning your Aunt Lillian putting vanilla behind each ear.
    Chicken and dumplins' is one of my favorite meals.

    Merry Christmas!! xoxo

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  24. Hello my dear sister friend, Your cake looks beyond delicious. YUM!!! Adding an apple is so smart. You are a wonder at baking and taking these gorgeous photos. I bet your granddaughter's chicken and dumplings was delicious too. You ar blessed with a wonderful family bj.

    Have a wonderful Christmas filed with laughter and love.
    Love and hugs,
    Jeanne

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  25. YUM . . . and love you in the Santa hat!

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  26. What a beautiful cake...and cake stand. I will have to remember to add sour cream to my canned frosting. The things you learn on blogs! Merry Christmas...Janey

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  27. BJ! Not only are your photos gorgeous, but I believe you outdid yourself on the glorious apple cake! I need to try this! Love, love, love this post!!!!

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  28. BJ, you need to write a book! I love all of your posts! This one was no exception! How clever to add sour cream to the canned frosting.....I will try that one day! I have several cake stands I've collected over the years and I agree, nothing makes a cake taste better than putting it on one!

    Happy PS to YOU!! L, Dana

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  29. OK, BJ, I know I'm a real computer dufus, but I've been trying to leave comments on your posts for ages and could never figure out how to do it....finally, I signed up on Google somewhere/somehow and now it works! I've always had Google Issues! No one else seems to....so I do blame it totally on my dufus-ness! Anyway HPS!!!

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  30. Ohhh, this is such a pretty and festive post! Perfect for this time of year. And your cake!!!! It looks soooo good. Great idea to add a fresh apple. And the icing!!!!! I usually don't like icing because it's too sweat. But yours sounds delicious. Merry Christmas BJ

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  31. Looks good enough to eat. :)
    I made an apple cake in a Bundt pan a couple days ago, too. I dumped caramel sauce all over it. Mmmmm, mmmmmmm.

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  32. Scrumptious looking cake! Merry Christmas, BJ to you and your family. xoox

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  33. Looks yummy-and the frosting...oh wow! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj