TWD: Apple-Coconut Family Cake

This week’s TWD recipe was an apple-coconut family cake chosen by Amber at Cobbler du Monde.  I have been meaning to make this cake for quite some time.  It just looked so simple and seasonal for fall/winter.  In the end, it did really fit with the season and it was really easy to put together.  It really only took two bowls and some utensils.  The only change I made was to substitute raisins for the coconut since my husband is not a fan of dried coconut.  The raisins plumped up nicely during baking too from the liquid from the apples.  I was afraid the apples might produce too much liquid and that without the coconut there would be nothing to absorb it, but the raisins worked nicely. 

This cake made the house smell just wonderful, which was nice since we were trapped in the house all weekend because of a blizzard.  This is two years in a row now that we have had a blizzard.  I don’t remember having blizzards more than once a decade while growing up and now two in two years.  They are not fun, but not a problem if prepared.  I just made sure to do my grocery shopping on Friday night before it hit, and I didn’t leave the house for the rest of the weekend.  You see, with it being so early in the season this is fine.  Wait until late February and March, then staying indoors all weekend will not be so fun.  Can we say cabin fever after 4 months of staying indoors.


So, in addition to pictures of the cake, here are some pictures of our other weekend project.  It’s coming along nicely.  My goal is to have the whole nursery done by the beginning of March, just in case the baby decides to come early.  (Although, with being so prepared it is bound to cause it to come late.  Oh well though.)  It really didn’t take as long as I was expecting to put the set together.  In the end, it took just over two hours to build all three pieces.  Now, we are ready for all the other small stuff that comes along with a baby.  I have been impressed with the cats too.  Bonkers has pretty much ignored the new furniture while Rosie did manage to get in the crib once.  The she realized she couldn’t really get out and it is not necessarily very comfortable to walk on metal springs.  She hasn’t tried since.  This is good since the cats are not allowed in the crib at all.  So, hopefully they remain this uncaring about it once the room is completed and the baby has arrived.



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