Nov 282010
 

Pictures

Cake Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

Adding the Cake Mix

Adding the Cake Mix

Eggs

Eggs

Adding the Applesauce

Adding the Applesauce

Adding the Oil

Adding the Oil

Mixing

Mixing

All Mixed

All Mixed

Pouring into Pan

Pouring into Pan

Ready for the Oven

Ready for the Oven

Hot Out of the Oven

Hot Out of the Oven

Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling

Pouring the Filling

Pouring the Filling

Adding the Butter

Adding the Butter

Adding the Cinnamon

Adding the Cinnamon

Cooking

Cooking

Pudding-type Filling

Pudding-type Filling

Adding the Milk

Adding the Milk

Adding the Dream Whip

Adding the Dream Whip

Adding the Pudding Mix

Adding the Pudding Mix

Adding the Cinnamon

Adding the Cinnamon

Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up

Almost Ready

Almost Ready

The Cake is Cut

The Cake is Cut

Topping

Topping

The Bowl!

The Bowl!

Adding the Cool Whip

Adding the Cool Whip

First Layer

First Layer

Adding the Cake Cubes

Adding the Cake Cubes

Second Layer

Second Layer

Adding the Apple Filling

Adding the Apple Filling

Third Layer

Third Layer

Top View

Top View

Pudding Layer

Pudding Layer

Fourth Layer

Fourth Layer

Col Whip (Fifth Layer)

Col Whip (Fifth Layer)

More Cake (Sixth Layer)

More Cake (Sixth Layer)

Top View

Top View

More Apple FIlling

More Apple FIlling

More Cake! (Eighth Layer)

More Cake! (Eighth Layer)

Cool Whip (Ninth Layer)

Cool Whip (Ninth Layer)

Adding the Toffee Bits

Adding the Toffee Bits

Done!

Done!

Side View

Side View

Apple Spice Cake Trifle

1 18.25 ounce box spice cake mix
1 1/4 cups cinnamon applesauce
3 whole eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 21 ounce can apple pie filling
1 tablespoon butter
7 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
3 cups milk
1 large container vanilla pudding mix
1 envelope whipped topping mix
1 12 ounce tub Cool Whip®, thawed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup English toffee bits or almond brickle chips

In a mixing bowl, combine dry cake mix, applesauce, eggs and oil; beat on medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

In a saucepan, cook pie filling, butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon until butter is melted; stir until well blended. Cool.

In a mixing bowl, combine milk, pudding mix, topping mix and remaining cinnamon. Beat on high until thickened, about 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes.

Spread a third of the topping in a 6-quart clear glass bowl.

Cut cake into cubes; place half over topping. Top with half of the fruit mixture, walnuts and pudding mixture. Repeat layers, ending with remaining topping mixture. Sprinkle with toffee bits. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

Recipe from here.

NOTES – Everything about this was YUMMY!!! Next time I would double the apple pie filling, there just wasn’t enough (in my opinion!). I barely had enough to get the second layer of apple pie filling on. I also didn’t use all the cake cubes (more for me to snack on!) The pudding stuff was to die! I would eat that on toast or anything else for that matter! Bottom line, it was huge, a lot of work and AWESOME!!!!

Nov 282010
 

Pictures

Cake Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

Pouring the Cake Mix

Pouring the Cake Mix

Eggs

Eggs

Adding Water

Adding Water

Adding Oil

Adding Oil

Mixing

Mixing

I Coarsely Chopped my Apples

I Coarsely Chopped my Apples

Adding to the Batter

Adding to the Batter

Folding in the Apples

Folding in the Apples

Pouring into Pan

Pouring into Pan

Ready for the Oven

Ready for the Oven

Custard Ingredients

Custard Ingredients

Pouring the Sweetened Condensed Milk

Pouring the Sweetened Condensed Milk

Adding Lemon Juice

Adding Lemon Juice

Adding Sour Cream

Adding Sour Cream

Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up

All Mixed

All Mixed

CAKE!!

CAKE!!

Pouring Custard over Cake

Pouring Custard over Cake

All Poured and Going Back in the Oven

All Poured and Going Back in the Oven

Fresh Out of the Oven

Fresh Out of the Oven

Sprinkled with Cinnamon

Sprinkled with Cinnamon

A Piece of Cake!

A Piece of Cake!

Apple Spice Custard Cake

1 18.25 ounce box spice cake mix
3 whole eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 whole apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 8 ounce container sour cream, at room temperature
1/4 cup lemon juice, bottled
Ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix as package directs; stir in apples. Pour into well greased and floured 13×9 inch baking pan. Bake 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and ReaLemon brand. Remove cake from oven; spread cream mixture over top. Return to oven; bake 10 minutes longer or until set. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cool.

Refrigerate leftovers.

Recipe found here.

I found this cake to be interesting. I liked the cake, I liked the custard, but it was kind of weird. I mean all in all I liked it, but I think I would just make the cake with a cinnamon cream cheese (or buttercream) frosting if I ever make it again. I don’t think Justin was super fond of it. I mean he ate some, but not his favorite thing.

Oct 182010
 

My mom started a new job today, so I thought she need something to take to work tomorrow. I hope they like them!

Pictures

the Ingredients

the Ingredients

Butter

Butter

Adding Sugar

Adding Sugar

Added Brown Sugar

Added Brown Sugar

Mixing

Mixing

Getting Fluffy

Getting Fluffy

Adding Apple Butter

Adding Apple Butter

Adding Eggs

Adding Eggs

Adding Vanilla

Adding Vanilla

Flour

Flour

Adding Baking Soda

Adding Baking Soda

Adding Salt

Adding Salt

Whisking

Whisking

Adding Flour Mixture to Butter/Sugar Mixture

Adding Flour Mixture to Butter/Sugar Mixture

Blending

Blending

Adding Apples

Adding Apples

Apples

Apples

Adding Cinnamon Chips

Adding Cinnamon Chips

Getting Ready to Mix it Up

Getting Ready to Mix it Up

All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up

Poured in the Pan

Poured in the Pan

Ready for the Oven

Ready for the Oven

Fresh out of the Oven

Fresh out of the Oven

Glaze Ingredients

Glaze Ingredients

Powdered Sugar

Powdered Sugar

Adding Milk

Adding Milk

We Have Glaze

We Have Glaze

Drizzling Over Bars

Drizzling Over Bars

Ready to Eat

Ready to Eat

Apple Cinnamon Bars

Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
2 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup apples, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup cinnamon-flavored baking chips
Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add apple butter, eggs and vanilla; beat until well blended.

On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Stir in apple and cinnamon chips. Spread batter in pan.

Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and top is evenly browned. Cool in pan on cooling rack at least 1 hour.

In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Recipe from here.