Apple Nut Muffin Cake – TWD

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I need an extension cord.

You see, I live in Southern Texas were we don’t have Autumn. To prove my point: just a few days ago it was 96 degrees outside. But today, right now it is 66 degrees outside. SIXTY-SIX, people. I realize it’s only 9:30am. But one takes what one can get 🙂

But instead of typing up this post, sitting indian-style on my “back porch” being enveloped in the cool morning air, I am sitting on the couch. No extension cord. I am positive that this is to be remedied.

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Extension cord is going on the shopping list 🙂

This cake is a great choice for a Fall day (like today!!) so I couldn’t skip it. It is lightly sweet, filled with small bites of apple and perfectly spiced. The texture, for me, wasn’t that of a muffin but rather a soft, slightly dense cake… I guess that it what a muffin is supposed to be; but I’m not lucky enough to churn out muffins with this texuture.

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I halved the recipe, omitted the nuts, ramped up the cinnamon, added nutmeg, cloves and some ginger then baked it in an 8×4″ loaf pan and glazed with a simple icing (3/4 cup confectioners sugar + small splash of heavy cream + tiny bit of vanilla, real simple), sliced thick and enjoyed with a fork and a cup of tea. Today couldn’t get any better.

Unless, of course, I had that extension cord.

Thanks to Katrina of Baking and Boys for choosing this gem. Head on over to her blog for the recipe (or simply click here.)

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Happy Autumn (finally)!!!


9 thoughts on “Apple Nut Muffin Cake – TWD

  1. teaandscones says:

    My, My but that looks delicous, even on the couch. No extension cord!! I would send you one of the million I have.

  2. Yum! This cake looks scrumptious. And I had that same issue this morning needing an extension cord. I was outside for a while but then my battery died so now I’m back in the kitchen sitting at my table, staring outside with a wistful gaze.

  3. Di says:

    I like your addition of the glaze. I went with streusel topping on mine. But I also found myself wondering if I could double the recipe and bake it as a bundt…

  4. Hi, I followed your blog from your comment on the Chica Bakes blog.
    And, I’m glad I did, this apple nut cake looks delicious. I would omit the nuts for my family but other than that, this cakes looks awesome.

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