French Apple Cake

This French Apple Cake is packed with apples and has a dense, creamy base with a cake-like top layer.

French Apple Cake - Part custard, part traditional cake and PACKED with apples! |

When I walk into the grocery store in the middle of September and see bushels upon bushels of every type of apple you can imagine, I’m inspired to go through my huge stack of recipes and make every single one that includes apples. So far this fall, I’ve made apple cupcakes with cinnamon-cream cheese frosting, apple turnovers, and my favorite Dutch apple pie.

I’ve had this French apple cake bookmarked for about two years now and kept putting it off… I hadn’t actually read the entire recipe, but assumed it would be a little fussy and I’ve been all about simplicity this fall season. Once I picked it up and read through it, I was elated to see that the recipe was actually really simple to put together and didn’t require any special equipment.

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How To Start A Food Blog: A Step-by-Step Guide + Additional Resources

How to Start a Food Blog - A 5-Step Plan + Dozens of Resources! |

It’s sometimes hard for me to believe that I started this blog nearly NINE years ago. Nine years! That is an extraordinarily long amount of time, isn’t it? When I first built this little space, there were only a handful of food blogs out there. I did it on a whim over a weekend and it was merely a hobby for quite some time. When Brown Eyed Baker popped up in early 2007, there were no such things as brand pages on Facebook, Twitter was less than a year old, and Pinterest didn’t exist.

Blogs are a much different animal nowadays and I get at least five emails a week from readers who are interested in starting a blog and wanting to know how to get it off the ground. I thought that for every person that emails there might be another handful with the same question, so I put together a little tutorial on how to get the ball rolling! I hope you find it helpful; feel free to ask any question you may have in the comments section!

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies - Recipe courtesy of Sadelle's bakery in NYC |

Sadelle’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is full of cinnamon and plump raisins and was created by┬áSadelle’s bakery in New York City. A few weeks ago, my husband texted me...

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Dutch Apple Pie

A Dutch apple pie with a perfectly cooked apple filling and tons of crumble topping. The perfect fall dessert! I can’t think of a better way to welcome fall...

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The Weekend Dish: 10/3/2015

Happy Saturday, and Happy October! September went by in an absolute blink, didn’t it? The weather here sure turned to fall in a hurry, although I’m not complaining about...

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Joseph David - Almost 8.5 months old! |

Friday Things

(Crawling is serious business!) 1. I signed Joseph up for a baby swim class one day a week and this past Wednesday was our first one! It’s only 30...

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Best Selling Cookbooks & Kitchen Tools

Best Selling Cookbooks & Kitchen Tools

Can you believe that today is October 1st?! As in, the month of Halloween, the month before Thanksgiving, and oh-my-goodness, it’s almost Christmas! I love checking on all of...

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