Hi there! I'm here to share a very cute cake idea that I had around the beginning of November, and it was inspired by these little gingerbread dudes that I found at Trader Joes! There are similar cakes floating around Pinterest, but I had yet to see one with this exact style. It also helps that they're so small because I typically don't like to make a cake that's larger than 6 inches (to be honest I don't have enough people to share it with!)
For the cake itself, I spruced up a vanilla cake mix. By adding an extra egg yolk, yogurt and butter, the cake became much more dense and hearty. I chopped up one Granny Smith apple, coated the pieces in flour and cinnamon (to help them from sinking to the bottom) and added them to the batter.
Ironically, I've been making a similar cake at work and wasn't too fond of it...I have to say that I prefer my version :)
I have a few more holiday recipes coming your way! I think I'm done with the gingerbread/spice based desserts and will be moving on to some treats that hold more meaning to me for this season. You'll see what I mean :)