The official holiday season kick off is this weekend.
Yes, I just said holiday season.
THANKSGIVING Is this weekend and I couldn’t be more happy!!
Bring on the turkey, extra gravy – don’t mind if I do … and what’s that you want me to bake with nothing but pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove until I’m blue in the face – I’m on it!!
While, I’m no where even remotely ready to think about the big guy coming down the chimney, nor white stuff falling from the sky – thanksgiving is pretty special at the LTSL household and with brand new traditions starting this year – I can’t wait to see what this long weekend holds!!
I’m thankful for many things, family – friends – YOU – a good job, health.
I’ve said it a million times, but once more doesn’t hurt – I’m a damn lucky little lady!! For the many things I’m thankful for, I’d like to celebrate.
Annndd as the Queen Julia Child say’s herself :
And so, we shall have cake!! Apple Oatmeal Cookie Cake. For some reason, this cake reminds me of a huge muffin … which is pretty much all the convincing I need to eat it for breakfast.
We’re celebrating – go ahead, eat the damn thing any time you want!!
Apple Oatmeal Cookie Cake
1 ½ cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup apple sauce
3 cups all-purpose ﬂour
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tsp grated Nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 grated Golden Delicious apples
Oatmeal cookies ( 1 box) – reserve and coarsely crush 6 cookies
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Prepare cake pan.
With an electric mixer, beat the sugars, eggs, and oil until smooth. Add apple sauce and mix well.
Sift together the ﬂour, sea salt, baking soda, and cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the ﬂour mixture to the sugar mixture and beat well.
Add the vanilla. Stir in the grated apples.
Pour 1/3 of the batter into your prepared pan. Layer oatmeal cookies. Pour additional 1/3 of batter, layer with cookies, and then add last 1/3 of cake batter – top with crushed cookies and Bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Remove the cake from the oven, let it cool and slice.
Party it up, celebrating, thanking, laughing, turkying and loving this weekend darlings!!