Apple spice cake with cookie butter mixed right into the batter is swirled with a cinnamon and nutmeg spiced cheesecake. Cinnamon whipped cream with walnuts and cookies finish this decadent dessert.
By Kathleen Siegle
I’ve been wanting to make something with spiced apple and my beloved cookie butter as soon as I noticed the first signs of fall. Now, what’s Florida’s first sign of fall you wonder? Why, it’s the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte chalkboard sign Ya’ll! And yes, said Starbucks chalkboard sign is most likely sweltering in the 85 degree heat. We don’t get the “changing of the leaves” you lucky lucky northerners you. If you’re sensing some jealousy in my tone, let’s just switch to a yummy topic.
The cake is a scrumptious spiced apple cake with big bits of green apple and a 1/4 cup of cookie butter blended right into the batter. It’s insanely perfect. Perfectly insane. Then on top is one of my most favorite things ever in the history of all things. Homemade. Cinnamon. Whipped. Cream.
I’m Kathleen and this is where I explore my sweet tooth and share it with you. I’m not gonna lie. Sweets make my heart flutter. Gooey chocolate chip cookies. Cupcakes with mile high frosting. I won’t even turn down fruit cake! Other things that make my heart flutter are my two beautiful children and of course my lovely husband. We’ve been married for almost 10 years and I can honestly say he’s my best friend. I love all things vintage, pretty, and retro and could spend hours lost in an antique shop. My newest venture is collecting vintage cookbooks. Are the recipes really as disgusting as the unappetizing photography? I remember using my mother’s “Cooky Book” by Betty Crocker circa 1963 when I was a wee one. I decorated those sugar cookie cut outs in a way only a mother could love. The memories of helping her bake in the kitchen will stay with me forever. I remember the smells, the love I felt, and of course the eating! So now I’m passing this hobby down to my little ones. A few things about me: I’m a super geek. I love Star Wars, Battle Star Galactica and all things Disney and Harry Potter. I Love Lucy is on at my house. At all times. Or at least in my little head. I listen to Christmas tunes all day every day from August to January. I have moved an average of 2.5 times per year in the last 10. We’re fancified carnies! I was in beauty pageants all through elementary school. I grow up on the street that Punky Brewster lived on. We were pals. I sometimes listen to 1920’s jazz while I shower. I’m a weirdo. I’m a full time massage therapist for Walt Disney World. And…I always cry when I laugh.