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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apple Butter Pound Cake

Today's post is a two-for-one, a table setting and a recipe!

 As I was browsing at the Goodwill last week I spied some random pieces of English transferware, two earred cereal bowls, a small platter and a vegetable bowl. Hmm, kind of an odd mix, but I loved the design.This is the Pomona pattern made by Johnson Brothers and features a basket of fruit and flowers in rich autumnal colors.They were only a couple of dollars each so I bought them.

 Then when I went back this week looking for picture frames, imagine my joy when I found two dinner plates to match!

This is a simple everyday table setting, perfect for a couple of empty nesters or young marrieds. No fuss, just pretty plates, pewter flatware, and chunky amber goblets

 Now for the recipe.
 I found on the back of my pantry shelf a jar of apple butter that I had canned several years ago. My mother-in-law makes a delicious apple cake using fresh apples. I thought I would try to duplicate it using the apple butter instead.

The directions are basic: Cream the butter and sugar, 

 add the eggs,

alternately add the buttermilk and flour/spice mixture.

 Lastly I added the apple butter and poured the batter into my favorite silicone
 mini loaf pan.

 They came out a lovely rich brown color, but a little deflated in the centers. Nothing a bit of cream cheese frosting can't hide!

Voila! This cake is very moist and rich. Enjoy!
I have doubled the recipe because I like to make enough to freeze, so if you'd rather, cut the recipe in half.

Apple Butter Pound Cake

3 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
Stir dry ingredients together in a large bowl

1 1/2 cups butter 
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup apple butter

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time and beat until creamy. Alternately add dry ingredients and buttermilk. Add apple butter. Pour into 3-4 large or 6-8 mini loaf pans. (Loaf pans seem to vary in size so you may have some variance here.) Bake at 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes depending on your pan size. If desired, frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting or glaze.

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Flea Market Finds
Wow Us Wednesdays
Open House Party Thursday
Time Travel Thursday
At the Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Show and Tell Friday


  1. Oh my, this sounds soooooooooooooo good. I will definitely have to make this. Your dish is stunning also. What a lovely tablesetting. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing! I will make this!Joann

  3. What treasures you found, they are beautiful. The cake looks soooo yummy, I've copied the recipe, will try this w/k.. thanks so much for sharing. hugs ~lynne~

  4. Apple butter and apple cake! Divine! Thanks for the receipe! The dishes are so pretty too!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you, sweet friend!

  5. I love your table setting and the beautiful plates! The cake is making me drool, I have to try it so thank you for the recipe! Have a fun weekend. FABBY

  6. My my that looks good. I love apple butter and pound cake so it has to be good. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

  7. Oh goodness that looks delicious. I'm trying this the next time I bake. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  8. I can't wait to try it!
    By the way do have an apple butter recipe?
    An easy one?

    I know, it's asking a lot.

    Thank you for sharing!

  9. I am so going to try this recipe although I am going to use pear butter. The area I live in is famous for its pears and I can get all the free pears I want every year so I make pear butter. I can't wait to try it.