Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Cake and More ATS

Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thank you all for your kind comments about ATS and my less than stellar snaps.  I had an email request for an overall shot of ATS - which is getting harder and harder to take, the longer and longer it grows!!  So here is the effort from last night.....


I am not sure when I'll get back to ATS....  I finished up an Exchange last night  - and out it'll go this morning, but I have a couple more in the works and I want to get September Cottage done, boy there is lots to do!!
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On the baking front, Sunday I made up a great little recipe for Apple Cake - which was perfectly delicious!!!  I am thinking of adding it to my already groaning Thanksgiving Day menu!  I found the recipe over at Jolts & Jollies - "Apple Cake with Maple Frosting."  It's a perfect cake for Fall and so easy!!  Basic ingredients....


The only changes I made was to add quite a bit of Nutmeg to both the batter and the frosting - and - I baked it in a greased and floured 10 in spring form pan, lowered the temp to about 325 and baked it for about 43 minutes.  Other than that I followed the directions and came out with this....


The frosting changes I made other than the nutmeg was to use the whole 8oz block of cream cheese - I figured what was an extra 2 oz gonna do !

And - here is is in its final form....


I served it up on a platter and sent it off to work with Rico - and I heard that they really enjoyed it!


The apples and spices are very complimentary and with that little crunch of walnut - it makes a super cake!!
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That's about it for today sports fans - thanks for stopping by, do stop again.

Take care,
edgar

18 comments:

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, ATS is looking spectacular Edgar!

You had me with that delicious cake, right up to the whole "walnut" thing...can you say "allergic reaction," LOL...sure sounds scrumptious though!

marly said...

My mom had a special recipe for apple cake that was not real sweet, but wonderful. Thanks for reminding me about her favorite dessert! I drooled over Margaret's and now I'm continuing the same with your ATS. Pretty soon I'll be sorry I got rid of it! Great job.

pj said...

Your ATS is coming along fantastic! Plugging away at this one and I know you are on a mission to get it completed....but sometimes it is sad to end the journey so hope you are enjoying it. It looks great!

The apple cake lloks delicious too. thanks for sharing it with us. I love fall and these recipes always add to it.

Krista said...

Your ATS is really coming along! Love it!

Margaret said...

Love the whole pic of ATS! I never figured out how to do the whole pic myself. lol! The cake looks wonderful as usual. Apple with maple -- sounds just yummy! Anything with frosting is yummy to me. lol!

Shirlee said...

Both ATS & cake look wonderful!

Ma Teakettle said...

Oh Edgar, the ATS progress is wonderful, I didn't realize how long it is! I love it :)
The apple cake looks amazing, and how could it not with those wonderful ingredients, and let's be honest you can never have too much cream cheese ;) I think I gained 5 lbs just staring at it....gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, it is now added to my growing list of "Recipes from Edgar's house that we adore."
PS...I love your bird plate.
Have a great day
Love ya
Ma

Sherri said...

Love the colors on your ATS as well as your fabric. Really pretty. The cake looks to die for. Great for fall. BTW, you always have great plates and dishes.

Penny said...

ATS is looking pretty! The apple cake does sound delicious and with cream cheese in the frosting I have to try it! :)

Akila said...

Wow, that's a huuuuge project. And you've finished so much already. You stitch real quick. You know you should probably post a video of your basic techniques. I could definitely use some to work faster and get more done.
Your cake looks lovely.

Carol R said...

As always such beautiful stitching!
Delicious baking too - quite mouthwatering

thegreytail said...

I haven't seen a cake so far I didn't want to try, Edgar.. and it's all your fault I'm gaining weight!! :D
ATS is ENORMOUS!! and you're getting always so much progress done!

Hazel said...

ATS is looking stunning!! I have seen this doing the rounds at the moment and I can see now that this piece is DOable!! Your cake looks yum as always. x

Beth said...

Your ATS is beautiful! I have that in my bin of someday stuff. What fabric did you use for yours? I don't know where to get a hunk of linen that big! And your cake looks marvelous, I could use a piece of that right now, I'm trying to diet! Ha!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wow ATS is a true work of art! I love coming to your blog, you always have such lovely things to see and read about. :)

Wishing you a lovely day.

Anne said...

Oh wow Edgar! ATS is a stunner and looooong!! Those cakes look scrumptious! Mmmmm!

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitches and yummy looking cake!

Bonnie said...

That apple cake sure looks good
Beautiful stitchin