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My husband is hard of smelling

February 23, 2009


“Am I having any of this cake?”  My husband asked as the fragrance from the oven came wafting into the living room.  The apple cinnamon flavors were filling the house with a delicious warming sensation (which was a good thing since our furnace is out of commission at the moment).  And, boy oh boy, was he bummed when the answer was a big, fat, NO.  


Upon walking into the kitchen and glancing at the enticingly warm-but-unfrosted cake, he proclaimed “Look at that chocolate cake I can’t have.”  

I quickly screeched, “CHOCOLATE!?”  I mean, after all, the house smelled like an apple cider brewery (is there such a thing?  I don’t know, but it certainly smelled like one).

So although the husband’s disappointment about not partaking in the eating of cake were assuaged by the knowledge that this was an apple cake and not a chocolate one, I have begun to believe my husband is hard of smelling.


Grandma’s Apple Cinnamon Cake (Angela’s Kitchen Adventures

3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Braeburn apples, peeled, cored, and grated
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and oil until blended.
Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt
mix until well combined.
Stir in apples and nuts.
Spread batter in pan and bake 65 to 70 minutes

Brown Sugar Glaze (adapted from Vintage Victuals)
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
Put all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until melted.  Increase the heat and continue to cook until mixture reaches a boil.  Allow to boil for one minute.  Remove from heat and allow the glaze to cool for 20 minutes so that it can thicken. 


5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 24, 2009 10:09 am

    This looks like a wonderful cake and I’d love the smell of baked apple goods!

  2. February 24, 2009 9:30 pm

    Yummy, I love cake!


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