Scents of freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh apples spread throughout my house as the Nobby Apple Cake quietly baked in my oven. Not content to make just one cake, I doubled the recipe so I could share this delectable dessert cake with a few of my lucky friends. I followed the recipe carefully, substituting my favorite nut, pecans, for the walnuts specified in Margaret's recipe.
Fortunately, I had just visited our local apple orchard just a few days before. I selected two Granny Smiths, an Arkansas Red and a Golden Delicious to compliment the sugar, spice and pecans of the recipe. The recipe was well written, easy to follow and in a matter of minutes I had two nine-inch cakes nestled side-by-side on the middle rack of my oven. Forty-two minutes later I removed the two cakes that had risen, browned and perfumed my entire home. Once they cooled, I dusted them with powdered sugar, grooming them for a portrait on two of my wife's favorite pedestal cake plates.
My grandaughter, Kate, loaned me her new camera for the portrait session, in exchange of course, for a slice of the Nobby Apple Cake. We both agreed it was yummy ... the delicate taste of apple and pecans, wrapped by a tender spice cake. Nobby was exceptionally moist and satisfying, urging you to have another bite or two after your original serving had been consumed.
If you are seeking a holiday dessert to bring smiles to the faces of your family and friends, beckon Margaret's Nobby Apple Cake to your kitchen. You'll love the wonderful, spicy aroma as it bakes. A wonderful combination of nature's bounty comes together ... to treat and tease your senses.