Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Birthday Cake

Today is my birthday!

This is my birthday cake!

The Mr. made it for me . . .
 . . . last night . . .
 . . . all by himself . . .
 . . . after he got home from work . . .
 . . . which was after 8:00!
 . . . he helped with the night-time routine with the cherubs . . .
 . . . and ate dinner!

He didn't get the cake in the oven 'til 9:15!

That's a late night for the Mr.!
But he did it because it was important to him for me to have a cake for my birthday.  It was really important to him that I have a cake for my birthday that I didn't make!  That's the truth of the story!

He did this all by himself!

Read the recipe.
Went to the store.
Cleaned up the mess.

I think he did a great job!

Here's the recipe!

Fresh Apple Cake

3 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
3 cups flour, sifted

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Stir together sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and sifted flour.

Whisk together oil, eggs, and vanilla.

Add the chopped apples into the flour mixture and gently stir in the oil mixture.  Batter will be rather thick.

Pour into a greased and floured 9 X 13 pan or bundt pan.

Bake for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.  Use a toothpick to test for doneness.

Allow to cool in pan 15-20 minutes before removing from bundt pan.

Enjoy!

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