Friday, March 05, 2010

Mom's Apple Cake for Lunch

My sister Anne called this morning to tell me that she is holding a little luncheon party today. She bought a couple more copies of the new cookbook and has invited two ladies, friends of our mother's, to lunch today so she can give them the cookbooks and do some catching up. What a sweet idea!

"What are you making?" I asked her.

"Right now I've got Mom's Apple Cake in the oven," she told me. I can easily imagine how wonderful her house smells!

Mom’s Apple Cake
Cream together:
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 stick of softened margarine
2 eggs
½ tsp. salt
Blend in:
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 c. milk
2 ¼ cups flour
dash of vanilla
Stir well. Gently fold in 2 c. chopped apples. Mix well and pour into cake pans. Sprinkle the tops with brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped walnuts. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

Lorraine McMackin lived right next to us. She and her husband Mickey had 7 children and it seems each of us in our family had a McMackin of the same age except for one. My brother Wayne and Lorraine's Mick are still friends.

Ann Weis, her husband Bill, and their four kids lived across the street. I talk to their daughter  AnnMarie nearly every day on Facebook. One of the most beautiful things about old friends is that shared history.

I wish I could be at Anne's lunch today but, since I can't, I'm sharing Mom's Apple Cake recipe with you. Amazon finally has the full order page for the cookbook online so anyone who wants one can have it. As of yesterday it was the #1 Bestselling German cuisine cookbook on Amazon. Thanks, Mom!

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