Nana Diana & Her Apple Cake

The last dear lady I would like to introduce you to is Diana who blogs at
Where do I begin with Diana.....she is a one-of-a kind lady :)
Whenever I need a smile for the day I visit Diana at her blog
because she is always full of fun and laughter - there is never a dull moment with Diana.
She's not only funny, she's also a sweetheart.
I have never met Diana in person, but through her blog she presents herself 
as a kind, loving, and very caring lady.
I appreciate Diana as a friend and I hope you go visit her-
I know you will enjoy your time at her blog.

She shared an apple cake recipe a while ago on her blog
and I made it for a Harvest Festival that my church had last week.
It was definitely a winner and I had many people telling me how tasty it was.

I did make a few changes only because my niece can't eat anything with dairy
so I used margarine instead of butter.
Diana's recipe calls for a cream cheese icing 
so instead I made an icing with confectioners' sugar, water, and vanilla and almond flavoring
and drizzled it over the top - mmmm...so yummy!.
Even with these minor changes the cake was excellent and full of flavor.
It's a great dessert for Autumn so head on over to her blog to get the recipe :)

If you missed the other ladies that I introduced earlier this week than click here to meet Kitty
and click here to meet Amy.
Each lady has some amazing recipes and you won't regret visiting them :)

Have a beautiful weekend, bloggy friends!
Love and hugs.


Natalie said...

Thanks for sharing, Stephanie! It's fun to discover new bloggers and yummy new recipes! Thanks and God bless. Have a wonderful weekend!

Terra said...

Diana is a dear and that is sweet of you to feature her here. That recipe sounds and looks yummy.

NanaDiana said...

Well, I can see I have YOU fooled thinking I am so nice and everything! LOL Thank you for this post, Stephanie. How very sweet of you.

Now, let me say I just HATE it when bloggers take better pictures of my stuff than I do! Not that I hate YOU-just your great quality pictures! lol

Glad you enjoyed it- the people here eat it like someone is going to take their piece away. I have another apple recipe I found that I think is going to be really good too----and prettier!;p>)

Have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

Sujana said...

Wow even I loved the pics u hav put up..... Stylish photography Stephanie.... N such a yummy recipe

A Daughter of the King said...

That looks yummy!

I think I will try! Thanks to you and to Nana Diana.

I have found that coconut oil is great for baking. Please consider trying it, and tell your niece, too. Coconut oil offers many benefits, while margarine offers nothing, and in fact is suspect in causing problems of its own.

Sherri B. said...

Sounds so good..in fact, I may just change my plans for this evening..yum!

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend, my sweet friend. xo

Simply Linda said...

Triple yummies!! (did I just say that,lol?) We call that Apple Dapple cake in my home. We all love it!!! Thanks for sharing, I will visit her blog too. Blessings

Mrs. Smith said...

I've enjoyed seeing all of the yummy looking recipes and your introductions this week! Hope you have a fun weekend! Hugs!

Melinda Ruth said...

What wonderful recipes you've been sharing this week; thank you! :-) I've enjoyed seeing all the different dishes and I'm looking forward to hopefully trying some of them sometime!

(hugs and smiles)

Sylvia said...

Yum, I love anything cooked with apples.

Linda Young said...

Yum! That apple cake is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a beautiful weekend! Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh that looks so yummy! And you're featuring some of the sweetest ladies I know! Happy weekend my friend!

Vicky Hunt said...

That cake looks like the perfect fall dessert! I will go pay Nana Diana a visit soon...:) Have a blessed weekend my friend...Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Bluebell Woods said...

I just love Nana Diana, she is a lovely lady and I enjoy following her blog. If you dont know her then please do go meet her

Karen Frost said...

OH, this looks so good! And yes, Nana Diana is sweet and very fun! I love her blog and her little 'sweet cheeks'. Have a lovely weekend, Stephanie. Hugs xoxo

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

Nana Diana is a crowd favorite for obvious reasons, and I think it's so sweet that you highlighted her and her recipe. The cake looks so yummy! Such pretty pictures as always. XOXO

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for visiting us and following Red Rose Alley. I have seen Diana's apple cake on her blog, it looks amazing. She is a dear blog friend to me. You have such a lovely blog, and I see that you love roses too. Aren't they the most beautiful flower?

I'm so glad to meet you, and I hope you stop by and visit us again soon.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

SarahGeorge said...

That's so sweet to hear about your blogging friend Stephannie. And thanks for sharing the recipe. Yes, it looks so yummy, and I know it would've tasted great! I will visit your sweet friend too :)

budgeteer said...

The apple cake looks delicious : ) I'm going over to visit Diana, thank you


Conniecrafter said...

She does sound like a funny lady, that cake sure sounds good, will have to make it for when we go somewhere or have people over, to fattening to have around the house ;)

Delvalina said...

:O it looks tasty as always sister,
I really cant wait to taste all you made someday.

You are dearly friend in blogland sister. I'm so proud of you. They way you talk about your friends here also represent that you have a big heart in friendship.

Thanks for sharing sister.
Love you,

aspiritofsimplicity said...

oh boy does that ever look good!!

Ida said...

Oh that cake looks yummy. I love fall desserts so may have to give this one a try.
Thanks for following my blog, I'm happy to follow you right back.

kitty said...

Oh my, does the apple chunk cake lever look good. How sweet of you to highlight Nana Diana. You certainly have a knack for spreading love.
Enjoy your weekend, sweet friend. xo

kitty said...

Oops...I meant to type "ever", but out popped "lever"!

Gail Dixon said...

For some weird reason I have never liked apples, but for apple lovers, this looks insanely appetizing. I could be tempted to take a bite. lol Great post, Steph! Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks for coming over to say hi! That apple cake sound so yummy! A piece of that with a cup of coffee, hmmmmmmm............

Mindy Whipple said...

Apple cake is a favorite of mine. I will check it out!

Heidi P. (Lady of Anorien) said...

I really enjoyed looking through your site and reading your story. :-) Thank you for sharing!

I like your "branches of thankfulness" idea...and I'll have to try out some of the yummy looking recipes. I'm always on the hunt for new kitchen creations. ;-)

I hope you have a lovely evening and Lord's Day!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Another wonderful sounding and looking recipe! I visited Nana Diana and her blog is great...following her! Thanks for introducing us.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie, that cake looks amazing! Thank you for sharing it with us and introducing us to Nana Diana.

Debbie Harris said...

Nana Diana... she is too cutE! It is true, if you need a good laugh, visit her blog. I may have to try this apple recipe, and I like the idea from one of your followers of using coconut oil.

Your photos always make things come alive!!! I could reach right into the computer screen and grab a piece.

I have so enjoyed our "thankful tree" you shared on your blog. There is so much to be thankful for that we could keep the tree going for months and months.


Pamela said...

OH,drool...all over my keyboard! Eager to try this. If it wasn't 11:30 I'd be pulling out the cake bowl and ingredients!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh my that does look heavenly!

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