Cinnamon apple cake. For breakfast.

I'm very pleased to announce that I had cake for breakfast today.

cinnamon apple cake.

It was a cinnamon apple cake that my sister baked over the weekend, with this moist bread quality to it that made it seem OK to wrap up and bring to work on a Monday morning, and yet the sweet layer of sugar over the top reminded me that yes, this is a piece of cake that you're eating with your hands at your desk on a Monday morning.

I've had cookies for breakfast before and always felt a little guilty for it, ashamed almost. Like someone would pass by and think less of me because I couldn't pack something healthier for breakfast -- a bagel, perhaps, or a hard-boiled egg. But today, I was proud to eat cake, and wouldn't it be nice if every Monday began with cake?

cinnamon apple cake.

The strange thing about it all is that I had this cake for breakfast on Sunday and didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did on Monday. I even told my sister, after those first few bites, that it was good cake and I'd eat it again, but I wouldn't beg her to make it. And then today, after the first few bites, I immediately emailed her and wrote that I changed my mind. Please make this again.

cinnamon apple cake.

Even now, my stomach grumbling for a snack of some sort and a bag of chips sitting eagerly in the pantry, I'm craving that cake. And for those of you who know me at all, you know that I never choose cake over potato chips. What is happening to me?

Tastes just change as we get older, I suppose. At 25 years old, I've finally developed a sweet tooth. It's kind of like my newly discovered love for all things fall. Sooner or late, we just have to give in. And it just so happens that this very dessert is so very fall.

rome apples. and october.

Recipe found here.


  1. Aha! I wondered, when I saw the pics on Flickr, if maybe you'd baked this cake (!) but it's just as awesome that your sister did. Looks lovely and yep, so very fall.

    I don't know if it's this Alexi Murdoch Pandora station I've got going now or the fact that you love fall now, but I may have teared up a little at the end. This is such a beautiful time of year, and it's ending soon, and I just want it to stay.

  2. I saw your tweet this morning about eating the cake for breakfast and I ran (figuratively) to your blog to see if you'd posted the recipe. And now you have...yay!

  3. I came here from your flickr because I knew somewhere there was a link to the recipe for this gorgeous cake!!
    I'll try it : )

  4. Oh yes, a sweet tooth sometimes just takes time :) I didn't have one growing up, but oh man, do I have one now! As for the apple cake - have I mentioned how much I love fall, and all the flavors that come with it?

  5. shanna - i wish i could bake a cake like this. maybe someday...but first, i have to register for baking supplies. a cake pan is most def on the list! and i'm also pretty sad to see fall go, especially since my positive relationship with the season has only just begun. but who knows -- maybe i'll start liking winter, too!

    alejandra - so sorry for the teaser tweet! haha but at least you didn't have to wait more than a day to get that recipe. you should try it!

    190.arch - so glad you found what you were looking for. :) definitely try the recipe and post pictures on flickr, too!

    caitlin - that's so funny that neither of us had sweet teeth until we got older. i love it.

  6. no shame in cake for breakfast, looks great! i love chunks of apples in it too... makes it healthy right?

  7. sara - yes! a piece of apple cake a day... :)

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