Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sunday: Early Saturday Morning just for you...

*`~ Are you Ready~`*
I woke up early this morning knowing I had to come clean at Mama's today..
And I was ready to go, but I wanted to bake a goodie as Mama used
to call it for everyone to show them I appreciate their hard work.
My Granddaughter Rosalinda has been very helpful
and if she only knew how much
I really appreciate her.. Everyone my oldest daughter Stephanie and my youngest Victoria
So it's my way of thanking them..
So you ask what did I bake
well I baked Banana Bread and Apple Buttermilk Cake..
Pulled out the Teapot and the teacup
Put the water on turned the dryer on.. lol and tie up the hair..
Got the recipe out then all the ingredients
And away I went..
I had found the recipe a long time ago when I would sit with Mama and surf the web when 
she went off to bed.. I finally got around to making it
and I really like it and so did my granddaughter Rosalinda.. 
Though there was a mistake in the recipe about baking time It was I say really good 
with tea.. 
You might have a recipe already for it.  but I thought just the same in case
you hadn't I would share the recipe with you
so you can have it for tea.. 
Apple Buttermilk Cake
One cup of Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
and a pinch of fresh Nugmeg...
1/2 stick unsalted Butter softened 
2/3 cup plus 1 1/2 Tablespoons Sugar Divided 
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
I Large Egg
1/2 cup Buttermilk ( In case you don't have Buttermilk 1 cup of Milk and 1 Tablespoon of vinegar or
1 cup of milk and Lemon juice about 1 Tablespoon) 
1 Large Granny Smith Apple peeled and sliced
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
And a little bit of Brown Sugar extra
Turbinado Sugar (to sprinkle on top of Cake)
(I sprinkled regular sugar before I baked all over the apple and cake)
(and finished with Powdered Sugar)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees w/rack in the middle 
Butter and lite flour a 9 inch round cake pan.
Whisk together Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Salt  Cinnamon and 
fresh Nutmeg.
Beat Butter and 2/3 cup Sugar with electric mixer at medium high speed
( I used my Stand Mixer)
until pale and fluffy.  Beat in Vanilla.  Add the Egg and beat until 
combined.  At low speed 
Mix in Flour mixture in 3 batches alternating w/ Buttermilk.  Beginning and Ending
with Flour. Mixing until just combined
In a small bowl combine Apple slices with Brown Sugar and extra Cinnamon
Stir until Apples are coated.  Spoon the batter into the baking pan smoothing it out.
Place Apple slices evenly over top and sprinkle w/Turbinado Sugar.  Bake until cake is golden
Brown and wooden toothpick comes out clean.  About 25 minutes.
( I had to cook mine longer you have to check on it..
Cool in pan 10 minutes
then turn out on to a rack for 10-15 minutes
Invert onto a plate Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream.  

I hope that you enjoy making it...
I did and everyone was content..
It would be perfect for Sunday afternoon Teatime
or just with Friends 
always your loved ones
wish Mama could have some I'd think she would have 
liked it
I truly thank you all for your lovely kind comments and visit.
I'm sorry if I don't reach you place often enough
I truly try..I'm busy these days 
working on this house.. 
hopefully I will get there soon
Happy Sunday 
with love 


  1. Hi Janice,
    Your blue and white teapot and teacup are so pretty today! Love the gingham tablecloth with them. Your cake looks so delish! I must try it for my family! Thank you for visiting me. Take Care Dear Janice.

  2. Hi Janice, what a beautiful and yummy looking cake, and thanks for sharing the recipe. I will be trying this one for sure! Your display using the blue and white is gorgeous.

  3. Your cake looks so yummy...mmm..thanks for the delicious recipe. The blue and white china is wonderful

  4. Lovely setting and the cake looks yummy!
    White and blue teapots are my fave and I love yours.
    I love to try recipes, so I will soon and let you know.
    Thanks for your sweet visit.
    Have a great weekend.

  5. Your cake looks yummy. I am having to stay away from sweets these days so no baking for me. I love your beautiful blue teapot. I have the Blue Willow dishes and have been on the look out for a teapot to match. I'll come across one eventually, I'm sure :) I'm glad your children or helping you work to clean your mama's house. It was sweet of you to bake a treat for them. Blessings sweet friend ♡

  6. Janice,
    My heart sings when I see your blue tea cups and china. They are really gorgeous and one of a kind items. The apple buttermilk cake looks so yummy. What a treat that must have been.

    love, ~Sheri