With the long, cold winters we have here, this recipe has warmed many a kitchen. The cake is perfect for breakfast, mealtime dessert or evening snack. I've made it for many parties, and I've always received compliments on it.
This cake is the one Olivia Walton made in the movie "The Homecoming", which was the basis for the TV series "The Waltons". She made the cake for Christmas, but apples are plentiful here, so we enjoy it any time of the year!
I'm a pastor's wife and it's so good to have something to serve when friends drop in unexpectedly. Because this cake can be frozen and also keeps well in the refrigerator, I try to have one on hand...just in case.
I wish I could tell you this cake is a "keeper"...but in our family it never lasts long enough for me to find out! I prefer to use Cortland apples when I bake this cake, but any firm baking apple will work.
I can't remember the origin of this recipe, but I use it often. It's easy to prepare and makes a wonderful dessert for any meal. I am a paralegal who enjoys cooking for my husband and son as well as entering recipe contests.
Poppies are our state flower, and each spring the fields in this area are a brilliant orange mass of poppies. That's when we make this poppy seed cake. It's especially fitting when we picnic where the poppies are plentiful.
I love lemon cake, so when I found this recipe in our local newspaper, I decided to try it. I've been making it ever since. Whenever I bring it to a potluck supper I always take the recipe along, because someone's sure to ask for it!
MY GRANDMOTHER first made this cake, and my mother made it often when I was a little girl. Today, at age 82, I'm still baking it. What better testimony to a delicious recipe!
You can frost it or just sprinkle it with a little powdered sugar. Either way, it's great.
-Dorothy Colli, West Hartford, Connecticut
This cake is one of my grandfather's favorites. And it seems like he always knows when you're making it—he must have a keen sense of smell! The recipe was passed down through the generations beginning with my great-grandmother. Sometimes I can imagine her making it all those years ago.