Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day table and Apple Cake

I used my talavera plates and bowl, Mexican water glass,  goblet from Target, my grandmother's silver, and a white estate sale napkin in my beaded rings. I believe this runner was from World Market a few years ago.
 This is my best attempt at being green for St. Patrick's Day. I made this delicious apple cake yesterday in my mom's vintage bundt pan, probably a wedding present, but I love it. I thought it appropriate, considering this is a recipe from a friend's grandmother. Ah, some of my favorite recipes are passed down from generation to generation...

 Apple Cake Recipe...from my friend Brandi's Grandmother
1 1/4 c oil
2 c sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 c flour
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3 c chopped unpeeled apples (granny smith)
1 c chopped nuts
preheat 350
mix oil and sugar.  add eggs one at a time.  add vanilla.  sift dry ingredients and add to mixture (I have never sifted, rather just mixed).  fold in apples and nuts.  spoon into bundt pan.  bake at 350 for 1 1/4 hrs.
***I used small pink lady apple and about 8 of them! My recipe made a bundt and two ramekins. The ramekins were done in about 35 minutes.*** 

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Beautiful table with pretty dishes and that cake from Brandi looks yummy! Wish I had a piece with you. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hugs,

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Yuuuummmmmm! That apple cake looks wonderful.....and what a lovely table you've set to enjoy it.

Kathleen said...

Thanks so much for joining the blog crawl. Those plates are great, and the cake looks delicious!

Priscilla said...

I like the sound of this cake. I especially like cakes made with oil. I'll have to try that.

Sarah said...

The apple cakes looks delicious.

Sunshine Girl said...

Your table is lovely and the apple cake looks delicious :)

Marigene said...

Gorgeous plates...did you save me a piece of cake?
Happy Saint Patrick's Day, to you!

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh yum! This looks so good. The old passed down recipes are just the best, aren't they. Your plate and table are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, Meredith! :)

Winnie said...

Beautiful looking cake! I love apple cake - and can eat it any time

Debbie said...

I'm pinning your apple cake. It looks delicious!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Meredith,
Your table looks lovely and very festive. I just love a fresh apple cake and this recipe looks so moist and delicious! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Miz Helen

Marlis said...

I love love your talavera dishes. Your table looks so wonderful with those great goblets and the silver. and the cake.. well how did i Miss this invite? LOL it's looking so yummy.. xo marlis

Entertaining Women said...

Wonderful tablescape...love the green goblets. I'm so excited about the Apple Cake recipe. I've been looking for my grandmother's Apple Spice Cake recipe for years. I'm going to give it a try and see if it's the same. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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