We arrived to my family’s beach house on Bainbridge Island last week on a rainy, stormy Friday. From inside, we could see the apple trees behind the house were laden with fruit. So while the rain came down, we sat inside and schemed up things we could bake with all those apples. We decided on apple cake, so I naturally turned to Smitten Kitchen for a recipe knowing Deb would have a good one.
As soon as the rain stopped, we ventured outside with our baskets to pick apples. We spent the next couple hours on a cake-baking mission with the kids doing most of the work themselves. They picked and washed apples, peeled and chopped, mixed the batter and then we popped the cake in the oven. Soon, the house smelled so delicious — with the aroma of cinnamon and apples — and we waited eagerly to enjoy cake on a rainy afternoon. The cake was as delicious as it smelled – so moist with chunks of apples within the cake. The recipe makes such a generous portion, we were able to enjoy apple cake for the entire weekend (it only got better with each passing day).
I shared this post on Babyccino earlier this week (with a link to the recipe if you’re interested).