The base is just a standard loaf recipe - flour, baking soda, baking powder, eggs, etc. To that, I have added Granny Smith apples that have been left to rest in sugar and cinnamon to bring out the sweetness.
The cookie recipe that I finally settled on is soft and chewy. Slightly sweet with lots of melty chocolate, crunchy pecans, and a sprinkle of Maldon salt to tie it all together. The most delicious parts of this recipe, in no particular order, are the 1) brown butter 2) maple sugar 3) dark chocolate 4) pecans and 5) Maldon salt.
I made this cake a few days ago, mostly because I wanted to have an excuse to eat cake for breakfast - because I'm getting awfully sick of avocado toast. I also want you to become as excited about this cake as I am. A photo can say a thousand words, and I want these ones to say - hey, put down that avocado toast and come to grab a slice of cake.