Fresh Apple Cake for My 3rd Blogiversary!

Can you believe it? 3 years ago today I felt compelled to put myself out into the universe through this blog and here I am today, transformed by the experience. What an amazing journey this has taken me on!

Fresh Apple Cake

As the story goes, when I started this blog, it was at the beginning of my creative resurgence. My renaissance. I reconnected with an old friend from high school and was inspired once again, after far too many years of ignoring that part of me. I enrolled in a Shakespeare course. I signed up for Creative Writing. I pulled out my DSLR and got to work capturing the world. And I decided that dreaming about becoming a published author someday without actually writing was a tad ludicrous. Hence, the blog began.

Fresh Apple Cake

It wasn’t about food at first. I was too afraid. What did I have to add to the conversation? Who would be interested in what came out of my kitchen? They say you should write what you know, so I wrote about the community around me. And soon discovered that I knew more about my kitchen than what would be the hip thing to do. As a mother to two young children, I spent more time in my kitchen than in night clubs and theatre seats anyway. And just like that, poet in the pantry became a food blog.

Fresh Apple Cake

There have been a lot of unexpected benefits to inviting you all to my table. This last year, in particular, has been one of many exciting opportunities!

Yup, it’s been quite the year!

Fresh Apple Cake

It wouldn’t be anything without all of you, though. This blog exists because you are here reading it. Like the tree that falls in the forest, if you were not traveling along this road with me, it would be as if none of this happened. Thank you for your continued support!

So this celebration is really more about you than me. And in your honor, I baked you a Fresh Apple Cake–perfect for this time of year! The best part? It’s a one-bowl operation. Toss everything together, spread it in the pan, and you’ll be eating in your own honor in no time! (Psst! I give you permission to eat the entire cake, if you so wish! It’s YOUR day, after all!)

Fresh Apple Cake

Thank you! May there be many more blogiversaries we can celebrate together!

Fresh Apple Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon dried orange peel
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 dash ground cloves
  • 2 large cage free eggs
  • 2 cups chopped tart apples (no need to peel if you don't want to)
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped roughly
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9" square baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, stir together all the ingredients.
  3. Transfer to baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely before serving.


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  1. Congrats Carrie!!! So exciting! And that apple cake looks amazing. I’ve been looking for apple recipes to use all of my apples for!

    1. Tis the season for apple recipes, eh? We still are getting a bounty of them from my co-worker.

    • Ruthy @ Omeletta on 27 September, 2013 at 4:21 pm
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    Congratulations, Carrie! I’m happy you set out to make this blog three years ago as well- I’ve always enjoyed reading it and getting to know you. To another 3 great years! 🙂

    1. Thank you! Hard to believe so much time has passed already!

    • Julianne on 27 September, 2013 at 7:12 pm
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    Happy 3 Year Anniversary!! 🙂

  2. Congratulations on your anniversary!
    Your hard work looks beautiful.. I will definitely try this apple cake.
    Thank you for sharing! 🙂

    1. Thank you! The cake is delicious–hope you enjoy it!

  3. Happy Anniversary!!! Thanks for this yummy, perfect for Fall recipe 🙂

    • Donna@ What the Dog Ate on 29 September, 2013 at 1:44 pm
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    Happy Anniversary! Time flies, doesn’t it?! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog and continuing to see what you have in store.

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