Happy Halloween, from witches and runners and pirates!
|Doesn’t she looked thrilled to be wearing that hat?|
|I think Sadie should wear more skirts.|
Last week I mentioned to my mom that I wanted to make an apple cake. She said her mom used to make an amazing one, and got me the recipe from my Aunt Pam.
It is basically a dense vanilla cake with layers of cinnamon apples baked inside.
- 3 cups unsifted flour
- 2 1/3 cups sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 4 eggs unbeaten
- 1 cup cooking oil (vegetable)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 tsps baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsps baking powder
*Note: Do not let the apple layers touch the bottom or sides of the pan or the cake will stick.
I learned this lesson the hard way.
And this was taken from a good angle. Whoops
Of course, the cake still tasted wonderful. But what would make it taste more wonderful?
Homemade caramel sauce, of course!
I heated 1/2 cup of sugar and 1.5 tablespoons of water on the stove. Once it boils, do not stir. Wait until it becomes a medium brown color. Remove from heat. Be careful, because boiling sugar is hot. Add 1/4 cup of heavy cream. It will spit and bubble up, so keep your hands away. Then whisk until the cream is combined.
Let it cool slightly and then serve.
Or eat with a spoon.
Or lick it off your husband’s chin.
Jerry and I really enjoyed dessert.
And we really enjoy torturing our dog.
Jer and I are off to see our nieces and nephews all dressed up this evening. And then hopefully whip up a quick dinner and hand out candy at our house. With the help of a pirate, of course.
Have a Happy Halloween!
Do you dress up your dog for Halloween?