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Hello friends. I have a recipe for you tonight. It’s called Mom’s Best Apple Cake. I found this on Pinterest 9 days ago and I’ve made it twice already. Jerms loves it…which is great, because he’s not much of a sweets eater, so it’s gotta be pretty good! It’s really simple and I normally have everything to make this cake already in the kitchen. Here’s the website that was linked from Pinterest…Bunnys Oven! She has some really great recipes on her website, so make sure and check it out.

Here’s the recipe. You won’t believe how easy it is.

Mom’s Best Apple Cake.



  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  •  3 cups apples, peeled and diced


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat together until well-incorporated. Stir in the apples.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes. Cool completely before adding the topping.

Topping: In a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately spread over the top of the cooled cake. Let sit for an hour prior to serving.


I like this cake…nothing more and nothing less. I did go through her comments and a lot of people added cinnamon and really liked it. I might try that sometime. I really enjoy making this, especially since Jerms is such a fan of it. It’s nice to have a favorite dessert I can whip up for him now.

I hope you will give this a try sometime. It would be a great cake to have around the holidays. Everyone likes apples, right?

Make sure and check Bunny out over at her website!

I forgot to take pictures of the cake before we tore into it…Bunny has great pictures on her website.

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I didn’t blog yesterday. Did anyone notice? By the time I remembered, I was tucked into bed about to doze off. I didn’t have anything important to write about anyway. Not that I ever do, but hey…I promise I’d write, so that’s what I’m doing.

I did a lot of cleaning today. Nothing better than putting a new vacuum bag in and just going crazy. The kids asked at least 4 times “Are you done yet?” No way!!! I’m vacuuming everything…can’t you see that!? I love a clean house and fresh Scentsy. I also had a chance to get some card making in. I was having a little trouble figuring out what to do today. I knew I needed to make a few cards, but nothing was really jumping out at me. I started this card and ended up taking a break half way. I just wasn’t feeling it. Sometimes, I just have to walk away for a few hours (or even the night) and come back to it.

This is what I ended up with.

brithdayThis card took way to long to make. It’s like I was in slow motion. I have 3 other cards that I need to work on this week. I’m hoping I’ll have some free time tomorrow to get those started. I need another birthday and 2 get well cards. Wish me luck! Jerms is off tomorrow, so we should have plenty of time to create. His desk is in the same room as my crafts, so as I’m crafting he does his drawing/painting. It’s been really nice to have that time together.

I’m making an apple cake tomorrow. Jerms loves it. I think I’ll share the recipe with you tomorrow night. It’s super easy and you probably already have everything to make it. Have a great Monday!

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Hello everyone! Atticus received the coolest little cupcake maker for Christmas this year and I wanted to share it with you. I had never heard of this thing before. It may not be the newest thing, so you all may think “hello. this is old news!” But it is so cool!! It’s called The Original babycakes nonstick coated cupcake maker.


Atticus loves to help in the kitchen and wants to be a chef when he grows up, so he was thrilled to get this super cool present. I will admit…I was a little skeptical. When he opened it I thought “Well this is cool…but will it work.” I like cupcakes just like everyone else does, but a cupcake made in 5 minutes?! I just didn’t know about that. I was excited to try it out and see if this bad boy worked and I’m here to tell you….THIS THING IS AMAZING! I seriously love it!! Atticus and I made cupcakes in literally 5 minutes and I never thought that was possible.


This is everything that came in the box. The inside of the cupcake maker is nonstick and so easy to wipe clean. Lets get started!

Step One: Plug in the cupcake maker, so it can warm up.

Step Two: While the cupcake maker is warming, you mix up your cake batter, brownie mix, or whatever you are going to bake in it.

Step Three: When the green light is on…you are ready to start cooking! You can use cupcake liners or not. It does suggest them if you are making brownies. It says to fill each hole with 2 tablespoons of batter. I only used about 1 to 1 and 1/2, I was afraid 2 tablespoons would be too much. (Maybe not for you though!)

Step Four: Once your batter is in, you just put the top down and set the timer for 5 to 6 minutes. I like 5 minutes, 6 was a little to done and 5 was just perfect for my liking.

Step Five: Carefully take out your cupcakes. I used the little fork device that came in the box. They popped out very easy.

Step Six: Cool, put on your favorite icing, and eat!!

It was so simple and I swear the clean up couldn’t get any easier. I’m not sure that I actually cleaned anything beside what I used to make the cake batter and the spoon to fill the cupcake liners. The taste was great…moist…perfectly cooked…and so fast! I can not wait to make these again for a party or get together.

It does say on the box it makes mini cupcakes, but I was surprised at how big the mini cupcakes were. They are a perfect size and I wouldn’t really call them mini at all.

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Here is our finished product. Please, do not judge me by my icing skills. 😉

If you’ve seen the babycakes cupcake maker and was skeptical of it, try it out!! It’s worth it!  I’m not sure how much they are since it was a gift, but it does work really well and will save you some time. It is perfect for when you want a sweet treat, but don’t want a full mess in the kitchen and you want it fast!  I was pleasantly surprised  at how well it worked and I see us using this over and over again.

I better go…I have some cupcakes to eat!!!