April 12, 2016


Do you love walking in the front door of your home
to the aroma of apples and cinnamon baking in the oven?
Then you will love this little loaf cake!

Just as a spring wreath welcomes 
family and guests into your home,
something homemade welcomes them into your kitchen!

2 cups flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 T.
1/2 cup butter
2 cups chopped peeled apples
1/2 t. lemon zest
1 egg
1/2 t. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup sugar.
Cut in the butter until coarse crumbs form.
Reserve 1/2 cup of this mixture.
Stir in the apples and lemon zest into the remaining
flour~butter mixture.

In a small bowl mix the egg and milk until blended.
Add to the apple mixture and stir until moistened.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan.
In a small bowl, stir the reserved flour~butter mixture, cinnamon
and remaining 2 T. sugar together.
Sprinkle over the batter.
Press down lightly.
Bake for 55-60 minutes.
Cool slightly before serving.


  1. Oh boy, don't you know I am trying to cut back on sweets? LOL.. this looks heavenly for a coffee break. I have a feeling it's always nice to walk thru your front door. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. What a lovely door wreath....

    And what a delicious offering... I can almost smell it, right here. :-)


  3. I need this for breakfast tomorrow with several cups of coffee!

  4. This sounds great for breakfast, tea in the afternoon, or heck, anytime you have a snack attack. I'm making this for my hubby who loves apple anything! XOXO

  5. Hmm...mmm...gosh that looks good. Because I didn't get myself going in time, we'll be having a late supper and we are both hungry. Believe me, the peanut butter and crackers are not going to quite be the same. Sounds easy enough, too. Will snag!

  6. I love apples and cinnamon and in a tea bread...Yum. I'll be making this when I can, Betsy. Thank you for always tempting me! xo ♥

  7. I love desserts made with fruit! I can't eat sugar at all so I have to get creative but many times fruit is sweet enough and I don't have to worry about leaving the sugar out. Hugs!

  8. You have the BEST recipes!! What could be more welcoming than your pretty door decorations and the heavenly fragrance from your kitchen! Your guests are so blessed!


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