Friday, May 15, 2015

Apple Fritter Cake

Apple Fritter guys, if there is cake in heaven, it will be this one. Happy baking friends!

Apple Fritter Cake

For the batter:

3 cups of flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 cup of sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup butter, melted

 6 small apples cored, peeled and diced

For the topping:

1 cup of butter, softened

1 cup of brown sugar

2 tbsp. flour

1 tbsp. cinnamon

For the glaze:

2 cups of powdered sugar

5 tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Start by mixing all the ingredients for the batter (except the butter) together in a bowl. Once combined, carefully pour in the melted butter. If you do this part with your mixer at a high speed it will splash everywhere. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 pan, any smaller and it will overflow while baking. Evenly distribute the apples over the top of the batter. In a separate bowl mix together the topping, it will be thick so do your best to drop scoops of it evenly over the apples. Then take a knife and drag it in a swirly motion all over the pan allowing the topping to distribute around the apples on top and the batter below. 

Bake at 350 degrees for at least 40 minutes. Depending on how many apples you put in and how juicy they were you may need to increase your time. If the top is getting too brown you can always tent it with foil.

Once baked let sit for 20 minutes and then pour the glaze all over the cake. I found this recipe on-
I used 4 apples instead of 6 but the recipe itself is a masterpiece. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Chewy Coconut Granola


  1. Preheat oven to 275.
  2. In a very large bowl mix together oats, wheat bran, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds.
  3. Combine in a sauce pan coconut oil, honey, vanilla, brown sugar, and salt.
  4. Heat on medium heat until all are dissolved and form a "syrup".
  5. Pour the "syrup" into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix very well, try to ensure every piece is evenly coated, stir, smash, stir.
  6. When all is mixed well stir in coconut and craisins.
  7. Spread mixture evenly over a large cookie sheet, gently pressing down.
  8. Bake at 275 for 40 minutes, then leaving pans in oven, turn up oven to 325 and bake for another 12-15 minutes.
  9. Stir granola just once when it comes out and leave it alone to cool, if there are clumps do not break them up.
  10. Allow to COOL COMPLETELY before removing from pan or serving.
  11. Store in an airtight container or gallon size freezer bags.
  12. Serve with milk, over yogurt, or eat it just like it is. YUMMY!!!