The weekend that Nate and I went up to beautiful Mohonk Mountain to rock scramble, we also attempted to pick some apples.

Unfortunately neither of us realized that apple season is September til early October and that the apples are pretty much gone by late October (at least in NY). Although it wasn’t quite as fun, they had barrels of apples for purchase. Since I already had my heart set on making some tasty apple treats, we grabbed a huge bag that probably had 2-3 dozen apples.

We also grabbed some hot cider and cider donuts while we were there, so it wasn’t a total bust.

Anyway, I’m not exactly sure what I thought I’d be making with all those apples, but this recipe is one that I made last year and it was so good I knew I wanted to make it again.

The cake is super moist and not too sweet. It could seriously be one of my favorite desserts. So if you still have some apples left from your apple picking, or you just want to make this since it’s so good, head on over to Smitten Kitchen’s website where I got the recipe.

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  1. LOOKS GOOD, I ALSO HAVE A FOOD BLOG, LIKE THIS A LOT. COOKINGWITHCANDI.COM CHECK IT OUT, DEF. GOING TO TRY THIS. HOPEFULLY LIKE IT AND GIVE YOU A SHOUT OUT IF THAT’S OK.

  2. Ha, Katherine could have used this recipe! (You’ll see what I’m talking about later this week.) I love how appley it is. I know that’s why it’s called an apple cake. Looks wonderful.

  3. Looks like gooey cinnamon apple goodness to me!

  4. My friends and I were planning on apple picking in Julian, but it ended up raining that weekend (the last weekend of apple picking), so we never went. :( But, like you said, it’s still fun to walk around in the cold weather drinking apple cider, etc. Sounds like you still had a great time, and were able to make this delicious cake with the apples, so that was definitely worth it!

  5. I’m loving all those apples!! This looks awesome Amy! I can still find apples so I’m definitely putting this on my baking list!

  6. how delicious is that cake?! i love scrumptious apple + bread. apple cider donuts sound fabulous too :).

  7. I love apple desserts – I’m drinking a latte right meow and truly believe with all my heart and soul that a piece of that cake would pair perfectly with it.

    Mohonk Mountain looks gorgeous. You have lots of fun little places there! I’m slightly sad – I almost took an internship in New York – but decided against it to be closer to home. Whats wrong with me!

    But on a happier note..it sounds like you and Nate had a really nice outing!

  8. Wow, now *that’s* an apple cake! It looks so moist, rich in flavour and delish… the top of the cake is so pretty too. I hope the rock scrambling was fun (and the cider donuts ;))

  9. The more apple, the better it is… Mantra in my home…
    My kids will listen to me for atleast a week if I bribe them with this luscious cake….
    beautiful, I can still find apple here so totally making this next week….

    • I’m with you! I love baked goods that are chock full of fruits…they’re at least semi-healthy, right? If you make this, lemme know how you like it :)

  10. Oh, I LOVE apple cake, too! Yours is perfect…chock full of apples :)

  11. Mmm…this cake looks great! So moist and gooey. Rock scrambling sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. I wish we had some mountains (or hills for that matter) to hike and climb. :)

  12. That happened to me as well. My friends and I went apple picking at the beginning of October around DC- and well, turns out it was the end of the season. Ooops! Lesson learned for next year, right?!?

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