A five-year-old Angela Logan (Millie Davis) learns to make applec cake in her grandmother Nellie’s (Darlene Cooke) kitchen and discovers the joys of baking.
Thirty-five years later, Angela (Kimberly Elise) is a single, working mom with three teenage boys, Marcus (A.J. Saudin), William, (Stephan James) and Nicolas (Lamar Johnson). She juggles various jobs and helps with employment counseling at the local Mission. While thrilled to be in the family home where she learned to bake, the house is falling apart, with sections deemed uninhabitable by inspectors after storm and flood damage. Plus, the car just decided not to start – and the boys all still need shoes, books and food.
She has always made due until now – when her lender calls in the mortgage loan and puts her into foreclosure. Angela has 10 days to come up with $4000 or she loses her home. This is the true story of a woman who decides to bake 100 apple cakes and sell them at $40 each in order to save her home – and how this idea completely changes her and her family.
The real-life inspiration for the film can be found at www.maccakes.com. The Apple Mortgage Cake airs Sunday, April 20 at 7:00pm EST on UPTV.
Check out a preview of the movie below: