Winter Wonderland a little too early--and the best fall cake!

The fourth snow so far this year!

One year we had 4 legitimate blizzards. The difference in a big snow and a blizzard are the winds blowing the snow and causing white outs. Somehow, I don't know for sure, but this felt like a blizzard. Time to get out Wives and Daughters, the Old Pride and Prejudice, Victoria and Albert and some of our other old English sagas that last forever--to wile away the long nights after you have been inside for 2 days. We also make our favorite goodies, so snow fall is also fattening. Sarah whips up a great dark chocolate hot chocolate which we are sometimes known to drink with whip cream and marshmallows. Too much fun on occasion is not necessarily evil!

Nobby Apple Cake--or Squirrel Nutkin Apple Cake as Joy so named it this week.

2 cups sugar (or Agave syrup in smaller amounts--you must decide!)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
2 cups flour (1/2 cup extra for high altitude)
2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg 
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups grated apples
1 cup chopped nuts (I add them to the top of those who want them.)

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients together and add into wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Fold in apples and nuts, bake in greased floured bundt pan for 40-45 minutes at 350. 

Drizzle powered sugar glaze over cooled cake and serve. 


2 cups powdered sugar
dash salt
warm water to thin
2 t. melted butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix glaze ingredients, add water as needed to thin, add more sugar if too thin. Drizzle over cake. 

Tastes best when warm or hot!

Another look at the snow--Sarah's car totally snowed in! The snow shoveling started before sunrise!
Trying to get a pathway on the sidewalk to our house so our mom's Bible study can walk up to the door!