I don’t know about the rest of you, especially any of my fellow food bloggers, but I have SCADS of recipes just hanging out on the back-burner, waiting for me to make them. And in the fall and winter, I’m so much more inclined to turn the oven on and bake away. For one, it’s a cheaper way to heat up the colder parts of the house. For another, it tends to keep my SAD more in check, if I can stay busy and try to avoid thinking about the grey winter weather. But back to my original thought…Apple Dapple Cake is one such recipe that’s been on my back-burner for years. My best friend’s mom gave me the recipe at my bridal shower the year I got married, which was almost 6 years ago.
Still, it’s been in the back of my mind every autumn since then. One of the gifts I got for my bridal shower was a Longaberger recipe card holder, and every so often, I come across the recipe, and I think to myself, “I really should make that one of these days.” Well, today was finally that day. I made sure when I went to the grocery store Saturday afternoon to get all the necessary ingredients.
And after all these years? I’m kicking myself for not making this sooner! The house smells amazing while it’s baking, and this is (another) perfect autumnal dessert. Plus, the best part is that the topping is a deliciously simple-to-make caramel sauce. #facepalm
Apples, cinnamon, walnuts, caramely-butterscotch? Make it so.
I may or may not take some into work tomorrow…It’s good enough, I kind of want to keep it all for myself. But…I do like to share. I may let Jay make the final decision on that.
In the meantime, I’ve got a kitchen to clean up and dinner to start on. Don’t forget: There’s still plenty o’time to enter my pseudo-make-your-own-cheesecake giveaway!