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Friday, May 29, 2020

Apple crumb cake

Hi again, here’s another crumb cake recipe.   I had several apples that I needed to do something with. As it turned out I had more apples than I needed for this recipe so I froze the rest.  Now I’ll have some to make this again.   With he pandemic there isn’t much to do so why not bake, right?  It’s great that I have people to give the treats to .....wouldn’t want to have to eat all  these goodies myself.   V

I found the recipe here.    The recipe says it takes 15 to prepare for baking but it’s more like 30 plus.  Guess if you have apples peeled and cut it may only take 15 minutes to put together.  I bet this would be very good make with peaches or pears.   Something for next time.

My cake came out darker than hers b/c I used a bit more cinnamon.  Also a side note, this was good but I feel it was really not enough cake.  So if I made this again I will make a different base cake.

Ingredients for the cake:
 for the topping: 
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
 1/4 cup granulated sugar 
1 teaspoon baking powder 
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/8 teaspoon baking soda 
1/8 teaspoon salt 
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons of milk 
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
1/4 cup + 2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil 
1 large egg 
2 to 3 medium apples washed, peeled, cored and sliced 
 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 
1/3 cup granulated sugar 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled 
1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 
1. Grease and flour an 8" round springform pan. Set aside. 
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
to make the topping: to make the cake: 
 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together both sugars, cinnamon, salt and flour. Add melted butter and fluff with fork until mixtures creates crumbs. Set aside. 
1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, mix together milk, vanilla, oil and egg. Whisk until smooth. 
2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon. Do not over mix. Few lumps in the batter are okay. 
3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan. 
4. In a medium bowl, toss together apple slices with two tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and the apple cider vinegar. Set aside. 
5. Arrange apple slices over the batter. 
6. Sprinkle crumb topping over the apples covering completely. 
7. Bake the cake for 30 to 40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
 8. Let cool completely in the pan. 
9. Transfer onto a serving plate or stand. Slice and serve. 
10. Keep in a covered container for up to 4 days.

  1. Thanks for stopping by, have a great day and Always Remember to Find the Time to do All the things You Love. ❤️

Friday, May 15, 2020

Blueberry Crumb Cheese Cake

We celebrated my middle grandson's birthday May 3rd, (this birthday way April 29) but he had to work that day.  We had a Mexican feast with Beef and chicken tacos, beans, Spanish Rice, sopillias and of course lots of desserts.  This is the one that I made.  I was really a big hit and oh so yummy.

The recipe is adapted from here.  I showed my changed in red in the recipe listed below.  


Crumb Cake:

  • 3 and 1/3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter-cold and cut in cubes
  • Grated zest from 1 lemon(optional)
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Blueberry Cheesecake Filling:

  • 8 oz. mascarpone (I didn't use this b/c I didn't have it on hand)
  •  2 -8 oz. cream cheese-softened (I used 2 8 oz of cream cheese instead)
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and 2/3 cups of blueberries


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 23  teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line the bottom of 9 inches springform pan with parchment paper, spray bottom and sides of the pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Add butter in dry ingredients mixture. Now, you can work it with hands, or press with a fork, or you can use the mixer. Work it until it’s grainy.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix to combine. The mixture should be crumbly. If it’s to sandy squeeze it with your fingers to make pea size crumbs.
  5. Press about 2/3 of the mixture in the bottom and side (about 1 ½ inch height) of the pan. Place the pan and remaining crumbs in the fridge.
  6. To make the filling mix together cream cheese, mascarpone, vanilla, sugar and corn starch just to combine. Add eggs and mix just to combine, do not overdo it.
  7. Pour half of the cheesecake mixture in chilled crust, scattered about 2/3 cup of blueberries over the filling. Spread remaining cheesecake mixture. Top with blueberries and remaining crumbs.
  8. Bake at 350 F until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 65-75 minutes. If it starts browning too much tent the top with aluminum foil.
  1. To make the glaze stir together powdered sugar and milk or cream. If it’s too thin add powdered sugar, if it’s too thick add more milk.

CASTER SUGAR is a finer granulated sugar. You can make a homemade caster sugar. Just process regular granulated sugar in a food processor, blender or coffee grinder until the sugar granules are smaller. But keep an eye on it—if you process it too long you’ll end up with powdered sugar!
Give this a try it will be a big hit.  You can change the fruits if you like, would be oh so good.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and Always Remember to Find the Time to Do All the Things you Love.

Donna ♥

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Southern Sweet Cornbread

Well hi folks, been forever since I've made a post.  So much has happened since then, new great grandchildren, deaths and so much more.  So many life changes in our family, and now this Cornavisus affecting our country.  What's next????

We celebrated Easter this past Wednesday b/c one of my grandsons had to work Easter Sunday, he is a correction officer and the county jail and is just 20 years old he also turned 21 the end April.  Wow where have all the years gone??

I made this cornbread for our dinner, which was a hit.  It was made in a cast iron skillet but you could make it in a cake pan, probably wouldn't have the great bottom crunch but the flavor would still be there. I found this recipe on Pintrest here.  This was very good but I also think it could have been a bit sweeter, so next time I will probably add and additional 1/2 cup sugar.



  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt


    1. Preheat your oven to 350F, grease the skillet and place in the oven to warm up.
    2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the flour, cornmeal sugar, baking powder and salt and mix well.
    3. In a large mixing bowl combine the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla and mix well.
    4. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until combined but still lumpy.
    5. Pour into your hot skillet and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick comes out clean in the center.     
Well peeps, going to try and get something posted every week.  Have lots of things I've made but have not posted.  Stay healthy and safe at this crazy time,, and remember to Always Find the Time to do the Things you Love.

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