Apple Cake is a great fall harvest gift. Give an apple cake to a friend and everybody smiles. Eat that apple cake together and celebrate friendship, food, and fall.

Apples are the quintessential fruit of fall. So many apples fall from a single tree that apples symbolize the abundance of the harvest. We associate apples with wholesome goodness. Apple pie means true-blue American. And warm apple cake brings sweet pleasure on a crisp fall day. 

In past years, our family has gotten carried away with apple exuberance. We picked too many apples and I spent the rest of fall finding new and unusual ways to cook them. We even carved our apples into apple-lanterns which we used as Halloween decorations and as a fall table centerpiece. Keep reading to see our apple-lanterns and get a delicious apple cake recipe.

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