Apple Picking & Apple Cake

Over the weekend Aaron and I made a trip to Charlottesville’s Carter Mountain for some good ole fashioned apple picking.

Carter Mountain Fuji Apples

Fuji apple picking orchard

It had been a few years since I’d made it to Carter Mountain, so I was downright shocked at the amount of people who were there. Thankfully there were still plenty of apples to be had. (We stocked up on Fuji and Granny Smiths!)

Carter Mountain

Once we were deep within the orchard it was much more peaceful.

apple picking in Virginia

Fuji apple orchard

It was a beautiful afternoon, but as usual, I ended up with a few more apples than necessary. So what’s a girl to do?

Bake an apple cake, of course!

Easy Apple Cake recipe

Head on over to Brittany’s blog, The Denny Buzz, where I’m sharing my easy apple cake recipe!

Have any of y’all been apple picking this year? What are your favorite fresh apple recipes?

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5 thoughts on “Apple Picking & Apple Cake

  1. Pearls and Lace

    Oh how I love apple picking! I’m waiting for the weather to improve so that I head out on a sunny afternoon and do some picking. Love your pictures 🙂

    xo jen

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  2. albucco10

    Oh my gosh, how fun! I haven’t gotten a chance to get yet this year, but when I do, I usually don’t even eat that day…I just inhale my body weight in apples. Also, apple cake is my Dad’s favorite, so that’s a must each year!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  3. morgan

    never been apple picking because i’m not that huge of an apple person, but it looks like so much fun! i think my husband and i might go do that this weekend..it was our anniversary yesterday and we were trying to think of something fun to do

    thanks for joining the ATF link up today! glad to have you on board!

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