I am not sure why but I thought with this post I would tell you a little about me.
I have had many different jobs in my life. In fact, I have had so many jobs that it is pretty funny. When I tell people all of the jobs I have done, I think sometimes they don't believe me. Let's see, I was a hairdresser, not a very good one though. I think I was a little too timid for that job. I was a 411 operator. ("What city please?"...yeah, that was me.) That was way too boring. I worked at McDonald's when I was 16 until they gave me a pick and a garbage bag and told me to pick up trash outside. I guess I thought I was too good for that and packed up my stuff and walked out right then and there. Good thing I was still living at home..lol
I worked for a rental car company, was a travel agent's assistant, and a manicurist. I also was the salad dressing girl at York Steak House. Anyone from the east coast remember that restaurant? I also worked at a pancake restaurant and a sports bar as a waitress. I was a terrible waitress. I had a habit of dropping trays with food on them. It was not pretty. I was a reservationist for Eastern Airlines until I got laid off. I told you that you probably would not believe all of the jobs I have had. These jobs were all before I was 25, and that is not even all of them. I have been working since about 15 and have always worked and have never left a job on bad terms; okay, maybe, McDonald's probably was not too keen on me.
My favorite job, other than being a mom, was being a flight attendant. I was a flight attendant for 3 years and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately, the airline I worked for was bought by another airline, and they let many of us flight attendants go. I now work from home as a medical transcriptionist and have been in my current position for about 14 years.
I guess this post is getting a little too lengthy. Thanks for listening, if you still are. I will have to tell you all of the funny stories from my various jobs in later posts.
So let's talk about this cake. This is another nice way to use up some of the apples you may have hanging around if you have gone apple picking or just taken advantage of the season's surplus.
This is an easy to make, light, and delicious cake that pairs perfectly with your morning cup of coffee, or tea if you prefer like me. The flavor is reminiscent of an apple pie due to the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
To make this cake, In the large bowl of your mixer, mix together on low 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of oil, 2 tablespoons of melted and cooled butter, 3/4 cup of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix on medium about three minutes.
In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Add the flour mixture gradually to the egg mixture and mix well.
Add 3 cups of thinly sliced apples. Mix on low with mixer until just combined. If you like you can mix the apples in with a spoon so as not to break up all of the slices.
Transfer the batter to a 9 inch pie plate that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread evenly in pie plate with a spatula.
Sprinkle top with cinnamon and sugar.
Bake on 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes or until the center is firm. The cake should be deep brown on the bottom and the top.
Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
1 tablespoon of oil
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon of allspice
1/4 teaspoon of salt
3 cups of applies, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray or grease with butter.
In the large bowl of your mixer, mix together on low the eggs, oil, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix on medium for three minutes.
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to egg mixture. Mix well. Add apples and mix until just incorporated with either mixer or a spoon.
Transfer batter to prepared pie plate. Spread evenly with a spatula. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle generously on batter in pie plate.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until center is firm. The bottom and top should be deep brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.