You know that warm feeling you get when you think of a special occasion, or a significant memory that just makes you smile? I feel that way about this Apple Cider Pound Cake. Full to almost bursting with chunks of sweet apples and toasted oatmeal this cake brings to mind visits to the apple orchard, pressing fresh cider and the crisp hint of cooler weather in the air!
Recently, my husband and our youngest son took a trip to a nearby apple orchard to pick apples and press cider. It was a fun, family day! We came home with three gallons of freshly pressed cider, and yes, I made the boys do all the work. Don’t worry! I stood nearby and took all the pictures. A photographers work is never done, you know! Two of the gallons are being turned into hard cider (That’s a post for another time) and the remaining gallon is all mine to use and bake to my hearts content! This cake was up first, then there will be Apple Cider Caramels and Cinnamon Spice Apple Cider Donuts! Mmmmm…. donuts!
It takes a huge basket of apples to make one gallon of cider! The boys did work hard and I’m grateful for their strength and ability to zip through those apples like nobody’s business! Next year, we can take my granddaughter, a.k.a. Mini Sous, with us and let her run around under the trees, pet the farm animals and try to press her own fresh cider too!
Since Mini Sous didn’t come with us to the farm, I thought it was only fair that she got to help make the Apple Cider Pound Cake with our freshly pressed cider.
She didn’t object one little bit! Of course, she’s only 14 months old, so she really didn’t have much of a say in it. As she gets older, baking with Omie is just going to be a normal thing. That’s what I envision anyway… her running in the door and happily asking “What are we going to make today, Omie?” She’ll have her own little stash of baking tools, pans, aprons and pot-holders. It’s going to be awesome.
Who knows! Years from now, she can look back and say this Apple Cider Pound Cake with Brown Butter Apple Cider Glaze was the one that started it all! While we wait for that to happen though, let’s have some cake, shall we? Oh, did you happen to catch the Brown Butter Apple Cider Glaze? Oh yes, it’s the delicious topping that takes this cake from awesome to “Oh my Gosh! I’m not sharing this with anyone!!”
So because I love you, and I love Mini Sous and the future of our grand and glorious baking adventures, I’ll share this cake with you too! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!