Joan’s Apple Cake

I am very happy to present January’s Food Blogger of the Month, Debbi Horseman Powers. Debbi may look familiar, she sent in the delicious Pumpkin Muffin recipe in November. This recipe is a vintage recipe, I love those. Joan’s Apple Cake is named after Debbi’s Mother’s friend, Joan Dobie. Supposedly this is a recipe from an old Kansas City restaurant, Stephenson’s Apple Orchard. This recipe has been prepared in Debbi’s family kitchen since 1968. You might notice that there is not any liquid in the recipe. That is not a mistake. I made this cake and it is fabulous. Thank you again Debbi for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.

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Debbi Horseman Powers

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
5 cups diced apples
1/2 cup black walnuts, chopped

Mix ingredients in order in glass pan, 13 x 9. Bake 1 hour at 350. Spread icing on top while cake is still warm.

Icing

3 Tablespoons cream or condensed milk
3 Tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Toffee Caramel Apple Cobbler

This is a fast, quick and simple dessert to make. Prep time is 5 minutes, bake time under an hour!

Ingredients:
2 cans of apple pie filling
1 jar of caramel ice cream topping, divided
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter, melted
Cinnamon, optional
1 bag of toffee bits, divided
Ice cream, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 pan with Pam. Open up pie filling and spread on the bottom of your pan. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top of the apples. Pour 1/2 cup (more or less) of caramel sauce over the cinnamon apples. Sprinkle half of the bag of toffee bits over the caramel apples. Sprinkle cake mix over the entire pan. Pour melted butter on top of cake mix. Bake for 50 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Top with ice cream, more caramel sauce and toffee bits. Enjoy!

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