Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apple Spice Cake w/ Caramel Icing

Apple Spice Cake
The best way to kick off Fall is taking a country road trip to an apple orchard on a beautiful day! My boys had a blast hanging out with their Grams and enjoying all the farm scenery while biting into some delicious orchard grown apples. Here is one of the recipes I found using some apples along with all the Fall aromatic spices to give your kitchen a wonderful smell! I used whole wheat flour and no raisins.

Original Recipe Yield 1 tube cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 10 inch tube pan. Cover raisins with warm water, let soak for 10 minutes and then drain. Whisk together flour, spices, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream together butter or margarine and sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir together soda and 1 tablespoon warm water, and mix into the sugar mixture. Stir in flour mixture, apples, and strained raisins until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean. Cool in pan. Once cool, shake pan to loosen cake. Turn onto plate, and dust with confectioners' sugar.

Caramel Icing
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup of light cream
1/4 cup butter
dash salt
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Chopped walnuts, optional

Heat brown sugar, cream, butter and salt until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; drizzle over cake. 

Leeland, 2 years
Nolan, 1 year


Elisabeth said...

Love your cake, and the amazing caramel icing on it, dripping down, yumm!
Michelle, your little sons are sooo cute, and adorable!
Thanks for sharing these lovely photos, and great recipe:DDD

soMEr said...

Hey Michelle,
I just love the new picture you have of yourself up there...your shirt is very fallish :) Nolan is getting cuter by the minute-wow. Love Lee too! I would love to try this cake...maybe when I come up for our Christmas baking extravaganza. Then we'll have to do our run together too! xoxoxoxoox