Friday, September 20, 2013

Autumn Surprise Cake


As the seasons change so does the fare on a homestead table. We have eaten a steady diet of cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe, and tomatoes  for weeks knowing that it will soon be gone. As we welcome in Fall we welcome in a new group of foods. Pears, apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and winter squash.  

For us here in the Holler the first of the apples are ripening and the first dish I made was this cake. I love these kinds of cakes. Most people call them snack cakes. Made in an 8 inch square pan or even a skillet this cakes is small enough to give everyone a taste for a day or two without having huge amounts of cake leftover. 

Great with morning coffee, or with a glass of milk as an afternoon snack and equally as good as a small dessert.  Versatile, moist and delicious this  old recipe has been a keeper for a long time in my family. 


Autumn Surprise Cake

2 cups chopped, unpeeled apples                      1/2 cup cooking oil
1 cup white sugar                                                1 egg beaten
1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour                      1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt                                                           1/2 cup chopped nuts       
1 tsp baking soda                                                1/2 cup flaked coconut
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix apples and sugar in mixing bowl.
Let stand for 20 minutes until a juice starts to form.
Sift flour, soda and salt together
Add to Apples!
Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Pour into greased and floured 8 inch square baking pan
Bake in 350 degree oven approximately 50 minutes.
Remove from oven and let cool
I frost mine with about 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp milk mixed together and then drizzled over cool cake. You can also just sprinkle powdered sugar over top. 

Tips** this dough will be very stiff and thick. I substituted 1/2 cup raisins for the nuts**



On a personal note today is my birthday and I am so glad you are all sharing it with me!


Blessings from The Holler

The Canned Quilter

46 comments:

  1. Cheers to a fabulous year! Happy birthday.

    Is Baby O feeling better?

    KK

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  2. Gefeliciteerd, from the Netherlands as well. Hope you have a nice day.

    Thanks for sharing your blog (life and knowledge) with us!

    Wendy

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  3. Happy Birthday CQ, hope you have a great day.
    Great looking cake yum.

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  4. Happy Happy Birthday:) Stay blessed!

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it's a wonderful day.

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  6. Happy Birthday CQ from Birmingham, Alabama Hope its all you can wish for and more

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  7. Happy birthday to you!! I really enjoy reading your blog as I also love to garden and preserve what I grow. When you use your crock pot for tomato sauce, do you leave it uncovered for it to boil down? Sincerely, Jennifer

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    1. I let it heat up with the lid on then take t off to reduce the contents.

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  8. Happy Birthday!! Wishing you many,many more!!

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  9. Happy, happy Birthday!! The cake looks yummy!

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  10. Happy Birthday! Your blog is a small present I open every day. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. God bless you and your family.

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  11. Happy Birthday! Your cake looks delicious.

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  12. Have a very Happy Birthday! I think I will go make an apple cake now (it just looks so good).

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  13. The cake looks delicious and have a happy Happy Birthday!!

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  14. Happy birthday! You are such an inspiration to me and keep me motivated in the kitchen.

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  15. May this year bring as much joy to you and your loved ones as your blog sharing does for all of us. Happy Birthday! Barb Rogers

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  16. I hope you have a truly blessed day! Happy! Happy! Birthday to YOU!!!

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  17. Have a great day! I hope you get a chance to put your feet up a bit :)

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  18. Happy Birthday! I sooooooo enjoy your blog - you are a rockin' inspiration.

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  19. I have a dehydrating question....

    I looked in your recipes and you have a recipe for dried apple chips. Have you ever dehydrated apples to use for baking??? We have been blessed with the opportunity to glean an orchard. So far my focus has been applesauce as most of the apples are seconds or drops quality. With spots and bruises they are perfect for applesauce. However I've found some of the apples that we have picked up are perfect and so I was thinking of putting them through our peeler/slicer and dehydrating them to use in baked goods later on. have you done this and do you have any recipes or advice?? This would be the first time I've done this so I'm not real sure which way to proceed. The only thing I know is that I want to take advantage of this opportunity as much as I can, it is truly a blessing to be able to have this chance to provide for my family.

    thanks in advance!!

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    1. I slice my perfect apples very thin and spray with lemon juice and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon for chips. I have also diced apples and dehydrated for throwing in my morning oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon and maple syrup. i have never tried making pies with them but I am sure it would work. Just always remember to treat for darkening.

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    2. Thank you, I plan on doing this, this year. And I hope to use them in baking, I'll let you know how it turns out when I do!! Thanks again!!

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  20. Happy,Happy!! Hope it is a great one!

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  21. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU FROM LINDA IN UTAH I LOVE READING YOUR STORIES EVERYDAY!!!!

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  22. A big Tennessee HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

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  23. Happy Birthday from Christy in Nebraska. I love love love your blog. Have a great day.

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  24. That sounds & looks like a wonderful cake.. I'll have to make one soon!
    Happy Happy Birthday to you.. I hope you have a wonderful day and I hope this coming year is the VERY BEST!
    Blessings!
    Kim

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  25. Happy Birthday to one of my best friends!Your blog is my favorite, and I look forward to it every morning.You are such hardworking people and an inspiration to me and my family.I hope you enjoy this birthday and so many more in the future. May God's blessing continue to shine on you and yours.

    From a grateful web friend,
    Connee

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  26. Thank you for your cake recipe. Happy Birthday. I enjoy your blog every day.

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  27. Happy Birthday, I hope it's a special one! This cake will be on the table after dinner tonight. Thank you. :o)

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  28. Happy Birthday CQ! Hope you enjoy your day. That cake looks delicious & I love the new header. Have a relaxing Birthday Weekend!

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  29. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your cake with us. ;-)

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  30. Happy Day to you and your family celebrating with you. May God bless you with continued health this coming year. We too enjoy reading your blog every day, and my children lean over my shoulder each day to see what the "Hickery Holler Lady" is doing today. What a good example for them. We have tride many of your tricks. : ) Thank you. Have a special day.

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  31. Happy Birthday to you! I think you should have a big scoop of vanilla ice cream with the cake for your birthday ;)

    Thank you for blessing each of us who reads your blog with your wisdom and knowledge and beauty ~ God Bless you and your family and have a wonderful day!

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  32. Happy Birthday to you CQ! May the Lord continue to bless and keep you on your journey through life.

    Fern

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  33. Have a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY from one of your biggest fans in ALABAMA. Cindy

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  34. Happy Birthday. I hope you have many more.

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  35. Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday to you!Happy Birthday dear CQ Happy Birthday to you!

    Hope you enjoyed my singing!!!!!!

    Coni

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  36. Oh yum....your birthday-posted cake sounds just delicious! We only have one apple, a Chehalis, which is early and about done now. But I have been wanting to make a fresh apple snack cake before it is truly done. Looks like this weekend I'll be baking your recipe, thanking you and praying a year ahead of good health and birthday blessings for you.

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  38. Happy Bithday! Hope it was the kind of day to be looked back with fond memories.

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  39. Happy Birthday. Hope you had a wonderful day and didn't work too hard.

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  40. Happy Birthday!You're the 10th person I know that has a birthday today! I love reading your blog! It's a highlite! Thank you for all of your wisdom! As I came home tonight I had wonderful smells coming from my crockpots of chicken broth and tomatoes cooking..... they always remind me of you, with all of the wisdom I have gleaned from here. Thank you again!

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