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Monday, October 1, 2012

Nobby Apple Cake

Now, why would anyone post a picture of such a homely cake on her blog? The answer is simple -- because this cake is so VERY good!

About 30 years ago, my step-grandmother gave me the recipe for Nobby Apple Cake. I still have the index card upon which it was written, smears of vanilla and all. The recipe is homely, too. Who cares? What counts is what it produces!

If you like apple cake (and who doesn't, especially in October?) you should give this one a try. It is dark and dense -- three cups of diced apples in this small cake, so it is, in fact, mostly apples. But it also has a few other good things like chopped pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg. And it needs nothing else, but if you have real whipped cream, a small spoonful is the perfect topping.

The tea kettle is warming, the taste buds are activated -- so long, for now. I'm ready to enjoy a piece of our favorite autumn dessert.