Part of the Cobblestone Collection is up. We snapped photos of the beautiful Shayla in the nick of time. They are going back to Idaho today. Thank you girls.
Great for Christmas portraits & special occasions but comfortable enough for every day. Stay tuned, much more to come. Tiny black boots by See Kai Run.
One (of many) good thing about shooting at my mom and dad's home is the baked goods. I took one bite of this Apple Coffee Cake and it was so good that I had to take down my grandma's china and snap a photo. Everybody stops in the middle of snacking and takes pictures, right? That is normal. If you have apples, put them in this recipe.
APPLE COFFEE CAKE
- 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1-3/4 to 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons cold butter
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, mixing well after each addition. Stir in apples. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes.
For topping, combine brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool completely. PLEASE SIP SOMETHING HOT WITH THIS.