One of my New Year’s resolutions was to host more gatherings, (even small ones) throughout the year. I had planned on an intimate brunch with a few swim friends and booked/sent invites out early in January. After much turmoil with my daughter’s health, endless testing down in Philadelphia – tears, uneasiness etc., the date finally came around and I looked forward to being surrounded by close swim friends (and many of my oldest daughter’s friends – my youngest was away) who have been an amazing support system for us.
I whipped up this cake, an old favorite recipe from years and years ago, on Saturday so that the dessert portion of the brunch menu was taken care of. It turned out well and everyone loved it. There is something about a cake filled with cinnamon and apples that always gets me. Just feels so homey and comforting. It was perfect and I whipped up a vanilla bean drizzle for the top. Great make-ahead dessert for your next get-together or special occasion.
— Knead to Cook