It is time for another installment of Lost Recipes from Days Gone By. Every now and then, I get an email from a reader who is seeking a long lost recipe. Usually, thanks to the wonders of Google, it doesn’t take long for me to find it.
However, after I recently heard from a reader named Sharon, I had absolutely no cooperation from Google. Let me just say, in a brief aside, that it annoys me when I search under a term such as “apple pie filling” and get results for recipe sites that lead me to every apple recipe under the sun. Do you see how spoiled I’ve gotten in the digital age? But anyway, let’s move on.
Here’s what Sharon had to say in an email:
“When my children were young I had a cake recipe that they loved. Somehow that recipe has been misplaced and my daughters ask often about it. The ingredients included a can of apple pie filling and it was baked in a 9 x 13 inch pan. When the cake came out of the oven you punched holes in it and poured a sauce over the hot cake and let it cool in the pan. The sauce was a combination of sour cream and maybe soda???? It was a gooey cake and obviously very moist. In your recipes do you have anything that sounds like the cake I have described? I have ask friends and family but no one seems to have THE ONE recipe I am looking for.”
Well, it certainly sounds like an interesting recipe. Does anybody have the knowledge to make Sharon – and her daughters – some very happy ladies? If so, please share.
To sweeten the deal, I’ll send a free cookbook from my collection to the first person who finds this recipe and leaves it, or a link, in a comment on this blog entry. But I’ll have to verify with Sharon that it is the same recipe she seeks or close enough to the same.
Have a great weekend! Cook something scrumptious!