Well hello September! How did you get here so quickly? September marks the beginning of back to school, crisper air and Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Not a fan of the PSL myself, but I was thinking a lot about spices yesterday as August came to a close. As fate would have it, while scrolling through instagram, my forever idol, Martha Stewart, posted the most gorgeous autumn inspired cake! I had to make it. So, yes, all of this shopping, baking, picture snapping and blogging occurred yesterday and well into the night. It’s amazing what a little inspiration can do! Thank you Martha! Get the recipe here.
I adapted the recipe slightly. I did not use Granny Smiths because I forgot them at the store, and had already been twice that day! Also, I used ½tsp nutmeg and 1tsp cinnamon, because ¾tsp nutmeg is a bit much for me. And just for fun, I used sparkling apple cider in the glaze, instead of the flat cider. Who doesn’t want a little more sparkle?! This recipe is delicious and perfect for ringing in the new month! The extra step of caramelizing apples takes a few additional minutes but it makes for a whole new level of tastiness. If you have the time, do it! You won’t be disappointed.
Let me know if you try this at home. As always, thank you for reading and following along! Happy September everyone!