Apple Cake for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful day and long weekend. I already worked, but that’s the life of a freelancer! And I will have the rest of the day to relax and enjoy spending the day with family. I am really looking forward to a long weekend and spending a lot of time with good friends and taking care of my sister’s dog. So on that note and since it is Thanksgiving, I am thankful right now especially for work, friends and family! I have been very busy lately which has been a great turn from a slow summer. I think in the future I will plan accordingly for slow summer’s and busy falls, since that has been the trend the past few years. And I mean, could you want a better time to be slow in Seattle?

A few weeks ago I tried out this apple cake recipe and it turned out so good! It was really easy, which is my number one requirement for a recipe. Don’t worry that it will seem like there is barely any batter with all the cut apples mixed in. My brother in law is my sweets taster, and he loved it.  Since I don’t like cooking food with alcohol, I just added a teaspoon of vanilla for every tablespoon of bourbon called for. I also made this mascarpone whipped cream, which I learned about from visiting my sister in law. It is so good! I would say this recipe combo was a hit. Also I actually baked it with a few different kinds of apples and it turned out great. I used Granny Smith and Honeycrisps. It’s a super easy Thanksgiving cake or for any occasion for that matter.  Enjoy!

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