L’Chaim’ (to Life!) Apple Cake – my recipe for Life!

I would like to thank my friend and fellow blogger Marcey http://marceystable.wordpress.com/ who continually amazes me with her daily post of beautiful photos of meals and recipes!

I am inspired and giving my hand to share a bit of a story and my recipe for Apple Cake. I call it “L’Chaim’ Apple Cake” because…one day last fall,

I volunteered to bake two Apple Cakes.

Two Apple Cakes
Two Apple Cakes

Before starting, I turned to my son, and suggested I invite God into baking the cakes for perfection, unlike when I started painting the bathroom last summer.

I remembered on the first stroke of the brushed, I tipped the gallon paint can, spilling a quarter of the paint onto the tile floor.

Recipe for Life lesson…invite first, then proceed with project!

Painting the bathroom
Painting the bathroom…
Yep, me painting over the tub after the initial messy start!
Yep, me painting over the tub after the initial messy start!

Back to the two cakes…when I turned the baked cake over to remove from the pan, the Hebrew symbol for the word “Life” “L’Chaim” appeared on the bottom of the cake. I was absolutely blown away!

Can you see the L Chaim letters? I bought the Hebrew letters at a Sea of Galilee gift shop.
Can you see the L Chaim letters? I bought the Hebrew letters silver charm at a Sea of Galilee gift shop.

Walking in His footsteps is more like a happy dance to me! 


Today celebrating the beginning of cooler weather, and Rosh Hashanah  Happy New Year to Life!


L’Chaim’ Apple Cake

3 medium apples pared and sliced

3 cups of flour (I prefer to sift all my flour when baking)

1 ½ cups sugar

4 eggs

¾ cup oil (not olive oil)

3 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup of orange juice or one orange

In separate small bowl to be used in between the layers

¼ cup sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon mixed.

Ingredients L'Chaim' Apple Cake
Ingredients L’Chaim’ Apple Cake

Pare and slice apples thin. (Optional – I soak mine in water with a bit of fresh fruit preserver or a squeeze of the orange or a lemon to keep from turning brown) while I prepare other ingredients.

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Tube pan – grease with butter and dust with flour to prevent sticking.

Beat eggs, gradually add sugar (not the mixed sugar and cinnamon), add vanilla, and begin to add flour, add baking powder, alternate with flour, oil, orange juice.

Beat until smooth. Batter will be thick.


Pour half the batter in the pan and arrange half of the apples on top.

Pour 1/2 batter on bottom of pan - arrange 1/2 of apples - sprinkle 1/2 of sugar/cinnamon mixture on top.
Pour 1/2 batter on bottom of pan – arrange 1/2 of apples – sprinkle 1/2 of sugar/cinnamon mixture on top.

Sprinkle with half of the mixed sugar and cinnamon mixture.


Pour rest of batter on top and remaining apple.

Pour remaining cake batter on top of first level. Places apples, sprinkle remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture on top.
Pour remaining cake batter on top of first level. Places apples, sprinkle remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture on top.

Sprinkle the remaining sugar and cinnamon mixture on top.

Bake 60 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cake rises while baking and pulls away from edges of tube pan. Let cool 15 minutes before turning over on to cooling rack.
Cake rises while baking and pulls away from edges of tube pan. Let cool 15 minutes before turning over on to cooling rack.

Cake should pull away from tube pan.

Waiting 15 minutes before removing from pan.

Use a thin knife to go around the edges of cake and pan to shake loose from the sides before turning out of tube pan.

Let cool...
Let cool…

Let cool, pour big glass of milk or favorite beverage and

enjoy Life! L’Chaim’


“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good!” Psalm 34:8 (ESV)

LChaim Apple Cake - to Life!
LChaim Apple Cake – to Life!

“Keep me as the apple of Your eye…” Psalm 17:8 (ESV)


blessings,

denise

 

 

Author: DeniseBalog

Author and Photographer who enjoys writing about Jesus and sharing photographs to illuminate His beauty.

7 thoughts on “L’Chaim’ (to Life!) Apple Cake – my recipe for Life!”

    1. Thank you Barbara:) blessedly, it was the “white” I spilled first! I think it is called, “sand between your toes” or something like that! Living land locked, I turn my bath and bedroom into a “shore” cottage in the summer:) Helps with my longing for the beach:)

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  1. Denise, this is a wonderful post! The apple coffee cakes looks so good. The recipe came just in time. I have a morning meeting this Saturday and I want to bring this. I will let you know what people say. And I hope you don’t mind, I am going to reblog this link this morning.

    Thanks for doing this, my friend.

    Marcey

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    1. Your are so very welcome Marcey:) I repeated to my son several times as I prepared the post, “gosh, this is a lot of work!” How you manage to post recipes daily is beyond me!! I am not sure how the “ping back” thing works, and I was hoping your would see the post or would be notified without me actually “doing” something. I guess I could go the “help” menu to learn more about ping backs:) I do enjoy seeing your beautiful daily posts. Have you thought of gathering all your recipes together to make your own “blogging cookbook?” I know it would be wonderful! blessings friend, denise ps: I guess I need to learn how to “reblog” too:) OH, and one more note…this is not the “coffee cake” I’ve been working at this past summer. I still have that recipe to share:)

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