let me eat cake: fresh apple cake

Wow, two new posts in one night?! I must be procrastinating! Actually, I’m still thinking about that article about Vancouver housing costs….

Last month, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported that the average sale price of a single-family home was $705,141. Townhouses averaged $397,214 and condos sold for an average of $321,151.

Yeesh, I guess Cornelius and I won’t be owning a home ever in this city! Even most 1 bedroom condos are out of our price range. Instead of crying in my beer, this evening I decided to console my pain in some cake that I adapted from the New Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant cookbook. And man, what a cake! Moist, flavourful and absolutely fantastic! So what if we will have to be renters forever, at least we have the best tasting cake…right?

7 comments to “let me eat cake: fresh apple cake”

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    Rachel   March 13, 2006 at 1:41 pm

    yum! i never thought about sesame seeds in cake before.

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    linda   March 13, 2006 at 7:35 pm

    We are so with you on the homeowning depression…. At least once a week we debate leaving this beautiful city for more affordable pastures….

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    kickpleat   March 13, 2006 at 9:42 pm

    The sesame seeds were such a nice touch, Rachel! Who knew?

    Rorie, yeah SF prices are insane…I can understand the need to move away…sigh.

    Linda, everyone I know seems to be in the same boat. We are also talking about moving eventually….who knows!

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    Rorie   March 13, 2006 at 7:19 pm

    As a resident Californian, I understand your cost-of-housing woes. We left San Francisco for just that reason. And by George, that cake looks good!

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    debs   March 14, 2006 at 8:57 am

    woah! i totally made apple cake last sunday too! yours looks delish and i will try it out for sure. i will post mine soon as well. take care!

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    tania   March 14, 2006 at 3:11 pm

    oh!! those prices HURT! thats just oputrageous, i though toronto was bad.
    hope that yummy cake helped!

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    kickpleat   March 16, 2006 at 8:16 am

    Thanks Debs, there must have been something in the air that screamed out apple cake!

    Tania, youch indeed! And yes, temporarily, the cake took the pain away…but I keep peeking back at MLS and get sad again. Grrrrr!

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