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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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Sprinkle with half of the mixed sugar and cinnamon mixture.
Pour rest of batter on top and remaining apple.
Sprinkle the remaining sugar and cinnamon mixture on top.
Bake 60 minutes at 350 degrees.
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, 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)
“Keep me as the apple of Your eye…” Psalm 17:8 (ESV)