Oct 22, 2012

Fresh Apple Cake

AKA- More Apple-y Goodness

I've been a bit obsessed with apples this fall! I'm not even sure why... I just know what is! I suppose it could be that I started with apples from my tree about 5-6 weeks ago and have continued with first, gifted-apples from neighbors and then apples from Camille and Kevin's gargantuan apple tree. (OK! No kidding this tree is taller than their house.) I filled 11 BYU buckets with apples and barely scratched the surface.

Anyway, I picked last Monday, a week ago, and since then I've made:
  • 10 quarts of applesauce
  • 19 quarts of apple pie filling
  • 1 apple crisp
  • 1 HUGE apple pancake (14" skillet)
  • And, dried 10+ gallon ziplock bags full of dried apples! (Roughly the equivalent of  50 pounds of apples)
But, lasterday, 3rd Sunday Family Dinner I wanted to make a special cake that  4 of the 10 (Yes, TEN!) October birthdays in our family (who were here) could eat. Since I needed to make a somewhat healthy version of cake (is there really such a thing?) I thought about my ancient recipe from when I was in 7th grade HomeEc!

fresh apple cake recipe

(This is the actual page from my 7th grade notebook!)
I think this was my introduction to cream cheese frosting and it's been a love affair ever since. How can you NOT love anything with cream cheese frosting?

In my healthy version I substituted whole wheat flour for white flour and Sucanat for white sugar. And I didn't use nuts... but usually don't in cakes.

fresh apple cake

Now, are you wondering about all of the number written below the recipe? In 1964 Greenville Jr/Sr high school (student body 200 kids... yep, 7th-12th! 200 kids- sad, but true) had the pioneering idea to have a rotating schedule. But it was far from easy- like the odd-even schedule. Are you ready for this:

We had 7 classes but only 5 class periods a day so we had this easy-to-remember rotating schedule:
  • Day 1- 1,2,3,4,5
  • Day 2- 6,7,1,2,3
  • Day 3- 4,5,6,7,1
  • Day 4- 2,3,4,5,6
  • Day 5- 7,1,2,3,4
  • Day 6- 5,6,7,1,2
  • Day 7- 3,4,5,6,7
I'd rather just remember the yummy fresh apple cake!

1 comment:

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I have a recipe that goes in a bundt pan and has a brown butter frosting...so good! But I may wanna try yours...looks more portable :)