I started blogging thinking it would be pretty cool to share food and some recipes that we all enjoyed eating. I wasn’t sure anyone would ever read my words, make the food I was writing about or even enjoy my weekly blog. I am ever so surprised when someone I know mentions they like my blog, or made what I shared. It totally surprises me when not only friends and family but total strangers “like” a blog I’ve written. I truly appreciate all the support and encouragement.
My daughter is the one who got me started and not only keeps me honest; I forget things and she reminds me; she also helps me when I don’t understand how social media works. She encourages me to read other blogs, if someone likes or follows my blog she wants me to go and look at theirs etc. I will admit I just recently started doing this and am so glad I finally took some time to do so. There are so many interesting people out there with great recipes and pretty neat stories to share. I hope to be able to spend more time supporting and encouraging others. I wish there more time in the day, I also would love to peruse Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter and all the other interesting social media sites; maybe someday I will figure them all out.
So today’s recipe was one of many recipes I ripped out of a magazine or catalog, I have GOT to find a better way to store all of these. So many recipes so little time.
Applelicious Sheet Cake
2 apples – I used honeycrisps but Gala would also work well
⅓ cup butter, melted
1 ⅔ cups packed brown sugar
1 cup apple butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 cup finely chopped dried apples
1 recipe Maple icing
In a small bowl stir together ½ cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp. melted butter, 1 Tbsp. maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. milk and ½ tsp vanilla till smooth.
Preheat oven to 350’ F – Grease a 13x9x2 pan; set aside.
Peel, core and coarsely shred one of the apples using a box grater. The other apple thinly slice. cover and set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together butter, brown sugar, apple butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking powder & soda and the salt; whisk to combine. Fold in the dried apples and the fresh shredded apples reserving the slices for the top of the batter.
Spread batter in prepared dish and arrange the remaining apple slices on the top of the batter.
Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Remove to a wire rack. Pour maple icing over the hot cake; spread evenly. Cool completely. Dust with cinnamon.
Recipe found on Better Home and Gardens