Sunday Eats: Tasty Coffee Cake & Dinner on the Grill

Spent Sunday with my family per usual. When I went over to their house, I discovered that Psycho Holiday Baker made some of the best apple coffee cake on the planet:

You can find the recipe here. However, she created a layer of apples in the middle, and she used a 9×13 pan to bake it in.

  • So, follow the recipe, but slice about 1.5-2 cups of apples thin and toss them with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Then, add one layer of cake mix, add a layer of apples, then another layer of cake mix.
  • Bake about 40-45 minutes. DO NOT overbake. Check at about the 35 minutes mark to be safe. She made a light sugar icing for the top as well.

Of course, this is not health food. But, I am going to use this recipe as a base to turn into a healthier one like I did with my own apple coffee cake that was a hit last year. I will try using a little more Greek yogurt, and use more egg, and perhaps a little bit of canned pumpkin or apple sauce.

Take the unhealthy and turn it into tasty healthy food!

We had visitors in town: Smart Art and Tommy. So, my Dad made them a steak dinner and I ate a chickpea/spinach patty.

My Dad also made some tasty asparagus on the grill that were marinated in some kind of dressing (seemed like an Italian style dressing marinade).

Yum. The chickpea and spinach patty was just so-so. I wouldn’t buy it for myself because it only had 5 grams of protein and wasn’t amazing.

After dinner, I went for a short little run. The weather is perfect right now. Then, had dessert and watched the Walking Dead with the family!

Time to plan meal ideas for this week…


  1. says

    The cake looked so gorgeous and perfect. I will definitely try this one with your suggested apple add-ons, and I’m sure it will be a new family favorite. How long should I leave it in the oven if I used a 8 x 8 inch pan?

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