He fell in love with this cake...and me
May 6, 2012 5:34 pm
Updated: May 10, 2012 5:44 am
About 12 years ago I was searching online for a recipe I had lost in a move. I did a Google search and to my delight, it found my recipe in All Recipes. I originally found this cake recipe on the back of a C&H sugar bag back in the 70s. It's a cocoa apple
cake and it's one of those unforgettable cakes with the perfect blend of apple, spice and chocolate flavors. Whenever I wanted to impress someone with a different cake that I knew would WOW them, I made this cake. I was so happy to have found the recipe again
after it's 20 year absence from my recipe box.
11 years ago I met someone online. We had an immediate attraction. He was so charming and romanced me with poetry and daily phone calls. 6 months later we decided to meet for real. When he came out to California from NY to meet me in person, I planned a
romantic weekend for the two of us that included a spa suite, lots of candles and good food. I knew I had to make this cake for him to win his heart anad his taste buds. : ) I baked some of the batter in a small heart shaped pan, for just the two of us.
The weekend went well and he fell in love with the cake...and me. hehe
A few months later he moved to CA to be with me. We were engaged and lived together for almost 7 yrs and every anniversary I made this cake for us to celebrate. He was a traveling RN and we had gone back east on a couple of assignments. I couldn't get used
to the humidity and it made my asthma worse. We moved back to CA and eventually we grew apart, as he missed his home and family back in NY. I had my roots and family here so I knew I had to let him go. It was best for both of us and while the relationship
didn't last, this cake will forever be one of my favorites. We have remained friends and still talk every couple of weeks on the phone. He still talks about that delicious heart shaped cake from when we first met. That weekend was the start many wonderful
recipes I made for him and some great memories that we still share.
Cocoa Apple Cake I make mine with a cream cheese glaze.
Cocoa Apple Cake