A dinner of filet mignon was in order this weekend. Melting pats of compound butter adorned the perfectly-cooked, tender beef which was served with crunchy-friend shallots. Herbed mashed potatoes and fresh spinach cooked with a clove of garlic were the perfect side dishes. The compound butter also found its way onto the scrumptious drop biscuits which my mother made from scratch--a take on the traditional cheddar biscuit, these were cheddar and gorgonzola and were sheer perfection!After dinner, we revisited a family favorite—my mother’s Applesauce Cake. To simply refer to this masterpiece as an “applesauce cake” is to not do it justice. It’s so much more than that. A dense, incredibly moist Bundt cake, this delightful confection is spiced to perfection with cinnamon and cardamom. Cardamom offers a rich, sharp taste which brilliantly compliments the creaminess afforded the cake from the applesauce. If you’re a fan of spice cake, this is definitely for you.
With a wonderful crumb, the cake is tender and melts in your mouth. It’s as beautiful as it is delicious Dusted with powdered sugar, it was served with freshly whipped cream.