Momma Told Me: I want the coffeehouse without the coffeehouse price.
Momma was never one for fancy coffeehouse beverages; for the most part, she bought her morning cup of Black coffee from Starbucks on grocery shopping days. However, there was one weakness in her line of defense, a good, frothy, Cappuccino. Among the many single use gadgets that made their way through our household's kitchen, growing up, a Cappuccino machine was one of them, and a prized possession at that. This was back in the day, before 'single serve' wonder machines existed, to brew our every whim at the push of a button and pop of a pod. But even the marvelous single serve technology so many American households cling to is still on the expensive side. Paying per cup, or per pod, can still average near $2 a serving for specialty beverages such as a steaming cup of Cappuccino. So, when NESCAFE, trusted name in hot brewed beverages, announced the release of their new MEMENTO range of Cappuccino pouch products I was tickled.
What Daughter Says: Indulge with NESCAFE MEMENTO packets and my recipe for Cinnamon Apple Spice Cake!
Cinnamon Apple Spice Cake
* 3C All Purpose Flour
* 1 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
* 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
* 1 1/2 TSP Ground Cinnamon
* 1/4 TSP Ground Nutmeg
* 1 C Chopped Nuts (Pecans and Walnuts Preferred)
* 1/2 C Golden Raisins, or Dried Currants
* 1 1/2 C Oil
* 3 Large Eggs, Beaten
* 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
* 3 C Chopped Apples, Cored and Peeled
* 4 TBS Lemon Juice
Preheat Oven to 350F
1.) Combine Dry Ingredients in Large Bowl and set aside.
2.) Prepare Baking or Bundt Pan with cooking spray and set aside.
3.) Toss Appled with Lemon Juice to prevent darkening.
4.) Make a well in the center of mixed dry ingredients and add extract, oil and eggs. Stir until well combined.
5.) Fold in the apples until well combined.
6.) Pour the batter into prepared pan and bake at 350F for 1 Hour and 10 Mins, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool and top with a light glaze or icing. Serve warm alongside your favorite coffee beverage.
As Required by the FTC: I received MEMENTO samples as part of a campaign for BzzAgent, with NESCAFE. Regardless all content is original, and all opinions are mine alone.