Margie Singleton’s recipe for Fresh Apple/Date cake…she warns that it’s addictive!
2 Cups Sugar
1 1/4 cup oil
2 heaping cups chopped apples
1 large can Bakers flake coconut
1 t salt
1/4 cup orange juice
3 cups plain flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
1 t vanilla
8 oz chopped dates
Mix all ingredients, leaving
Apples, Coconut, Dates and Nuts till last.
Pour into greased/ floured Tube pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, may take longer. Check after 1 hour with toothpick for doneness. Continue baking if toothpick comes out wet.
GLAZE : BRING TO BOIL
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Buttermilk
Cook until Sugar dissolves
AND DROPS STREAM FROM SPOON .
Punch holes in cake and pour glaze over cake when it comes from the oven, saving enough glaze to drizzle over Cake. Let it cool in pan several hours. I leave mine overnight. Turn out on cake plate and drizzle remaining glaze over top of cake. Cake gets better with age. I keep mine in refrigerator. I WARN YOU THIS CAKE IS ADDICTIVE
Do you have a favorite candy?
Margie: Pull taffy and pecan log rolls
What’s your favorite Christmas memory/is there a toy you received that to this day still makes you smile thinking of it?
What sort of things did you get in your stocking as a child?
Margie: No stocking! My early Christmas memories are of waking up with fruit, nuts and candy by my bed. My daddy was a share cropper and there were 7 children, so Christmas was not as it is today. No toys, no stockings, just good things to eat. My daddy bought me my first doll after I married.
Do you have a favorite Christmas album?
Margie: Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”
Do you have any favorite tradition’s or favorite movie’s for the holiday season?
Margie: Just the tradition of family and friends sharing time, food and memories.
What are you thankful for this year and your holiday wish?
Margie: At 82 years old, I’m thankful for many things. Waking up each day is a blessing from God. I’m thankful that I am a Christian, a daughter of the king of the universe, Jesus Christ. I hate that people spend money they may not have, going into debt, then working to pay back. I wish Christmas could be spent on worship and praising God that we are a blessed nation. I wish that all the money wasted at this time of year would be spent to feed and house the homeless, and that people everywhere had food and shelter.
What are your hopes for 2018?
Margie: My hope is to stay in the will of the Lord. That my music will be an inspiration to those who hear it. That I can continue doing my writing, recording, and performing my music. That our country will bring God back into all that he has been taken out of, and be a Christian nation again. That folks would love their neighbor and stop hating! That my family and friends will be well and that cancer, and all killer diseases, will be eradicated.