Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Elias

Today is Elias's birthday!

This is the photo I'd use to make him a card.

This is the cake I would (and actually did) bake for him.

Aunt Jeanetta's Apple Cake

1 1/2 cup corn oil*
3 cups flour
4 eggs
2 cups peeled, chopped, golden apples
1 cups chopped pecans
2 cups sugar
1 cup (raisins)
1 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

In a small bowl, sift flour, salt, soda, spices. Set aside.

Mix oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

Add dry ingredients to wet (a bit at a time). The mix will be stiff. Add fruit, nuts, etc.

Bake in greased in bundt pan in pre-heated oven at 325 for 1 hour plus 15 - 25 minutes if necessary.

* I like to bake with butter, but feel free to do your own thing, even fat cutting substitutes if you so desire.

14 Added Something:

Blogger Spleengrrl quipped...

WOW! What a lucky man!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:31:00 AM  
Blogger Colleen quipped...


Tuesday, June 12, 2007 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Nuevo Agento #3 quipped...

Feliz Cumpleaños, Elias! Te lo mereces todo! -xu

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger lucy4 quipped...

Mmmm...sounds good. I was never really a cake kinda gal. I love baking cakes but not really eating them because they're usually too sweet. But your cake with the pecans and apples and raisins sound just right. Oh yeah, I made the pickles you recommended. So how long until I can eat the pickles? They're sitting in my fridge and I can't help salivating whenever I get anything out of the fridge.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 2:05:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy quipped...


You can cut the sugar down too, especially if you use pureed fruit instead of some of the oil.

I can't believe I didn't give a time on the pickles. It's like 1 hour or more! Eat them already!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 4:21:00 PM  
Anonymous anna quipped...

Happy Happy Happiest of days to Elias!! I made a peach, blueberry crisp yesterday that will be eaten in your honor -

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 5:12:00 PM  
Anonymous eli quipped...

thank you everybody! i am indeed a very lucky man.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 7:29:00 PM  
Blogger RV3 quipped...

It's not midnight yet... Happy birthday Elias!!! I forgot you were a Gemini...

P.S. Kathy you look so pretty with your dogs...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 11:22:00 PM  
Anonymous special mom quipped...

That's a beautiful picture. Good talking to both of you yesterday. Bonne fête à mon fils, Elias, et beaucoup d'amour à vous tous.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:31:00 AM  
Anonymous robin quipped...

happy b-day elias! great picture, too

Wednesday, June 13, 2007 5:32:00 PM  
Blogger hostile17 quipped...

Feliz cumpleanos
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 9:11:00 PM  
Anonymous supermosca quipped...

Happy Birthday Elias! Claudia jsut celebrated her 9th on the 5th - a fellow Gemini Genius.

The girls had a double party on Friday - it was oscar nite in June - K the skits would have horrified you as all the 6th grade skits involved famous bad girls beating on each other - well at least they were portrayed accurately and not emulated. The winner of the best actress award portrayed a drunk girl - nice.


Tuesday, June 19, 2007 3:19:00 PM  
Blogger York quipped...

happy birthday elias!!! please mail me some cake.
by the way, I love the background of the b-day shot.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 4:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous quipped...

hungry in atlanta said - hope you have a great time in mexico..ps..kathy..i want cake!!

Thursday, July 05, 2007 11:10:00 AM  

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