What can I say to make you understand how good this was? How simply it comes together…how satisfying each bite is…how popular you’ll be when you share. I made this cake 4 times in the last week. 4 times! It was that good. My poor husband didn’t get any until the fourth cake. It was the reason I made the fourth cake, really. He got to have a full 1/3 of it to make up for missing out before.
It’s the perfect treat, exactly what you imagine the most darling cafe would serve alongside a rich cup of coffee. The sort of treat my mom and I might have shared in the quiet mornings when only she and I were awake, huddled together with coffee and tea underneath blankets on the couch, watching a history program about the castles of America, relishing the quietness together, willing our cat to curl up with us.
Now I want to go make it again.
Check out the recipe here. I used all Granny Smith apples—my favorite baking apple. I also had to resist adding cinnamon or any other spices. It felt so wrong, but the taste is so right.
Bonus! You can do it all by hand—no mixer required. Perfect for those mornings where you don’t want to distrub the stillness but must bring a cafe aroma into your home.