My love affair with fall flavors is no secret. Each year when the leaves begin to turn and there’s a hint of crispness in the air, I get an uncontrollable urge to bake. I don’t just stick with tried-and-true recipes, either. I scour Pinterest for the latest concoction of fall delicacies. In fact, I’ve got an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to it!
I’m not picky, either…if it’s got apples, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, or any combination of them, I’ll try it. That usually makes my family nervous…especially my husband whose mantra is, “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” (meaning, don’t mess with what already works). But I like to branch out and try new things. Most of the time it turns out well. Sometimes it doesn’t.
Then there are those moments when you find…perfection. One recipe that becomes a staple each season. One that you look forward to making…and sharing…and eating every year. Like this decadent Apple Spice Cake that has served my family well for more than 10 years.
Sure, you could make this cake anytime with your average, store-bought apples. And it will be good. But it won’t be the same as making it in the fall with fresh, locally-grown apples…yum!
That’s why I’m sharing the recipe for Foodie Friday over at Missouri Women Bloggers. Hop on over to check it out; you won’t be disappointed! (Yes, it’s got sugar, and for those who know me…no, I didn’t eat any this year!) 😉