Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Apple Fritter Cake

Apple Fritter Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

This apple fritter cake is so melt in your mouth delicious!  I wanted to restart my posts, (it has been a few months since I last posted...i.e. house remodel etc.) with a super wonderful treat.  This has it all!  If you ever crave an apple fritter but don't have time to take a whole day to make them, try this cake!  It is much easier and has the same cinnamony (I know, I know that isn't a word!), chunks of apples goodness you get in a fritter. 

This recipe seems to have a long list of ingredients but it really does work up pretty fast.  If you have a hand chopper like this one here , it really makes it easier to get your apple pieces small without a lot of work. 

I found this recipe on Cookies and Cups and loved it!  I only made a few changes to fit my style of cooking and taste so here it is!

First you start by making the filling.  Get out a medium size sauce pan and put in: 
  • 2 cups chopped Apples, (Granny Smith have a stronger flavor that works well in this)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
 Heat this on medium until the apples soften.  The other ingredients will "melt" into a liquid and bubble.  I had to add as much as 2 Tablespoons more water to keep the liquid from getting too thick before my apples softened.  It should just look thickened  but not gummy.  This takes 3 or 4 minutes.  Stir constantly.  Set this aside to cool.

Now make your cake:

Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare your 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray.
Add this in your mixer:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened but not melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
Beat until fluffy.  Then mix in:
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs            
 Now in another bowl mix your dry ingredients,
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
and measure out 
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt (I used Sour Cream)
 Now starting with the dry ingredients, alternate mixing the dry and wet into the bowl until it is just combined.

Spread 1/2 of this batter in the bottom of your pan. 
apple cake
Now evenly drop teaspoons of your apple mixture over the top of the batter.

Mix together:
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
and sprinkle 2/3 of this over the top of the apple mixture.

Drop the remaining batter over the top of the pan in tablespoonfuls. 

Now it will be easy to spread it together to cover the top of the cake.  Sprinkle this batter with the remaining brown sugar mixture.

If you are using a glass pan as I did you will want to bake this at 325 degrees for 25 minutes and then check the center with a toothpick that comes out mostly clean.  Add more time if needed.  When it is done, remove from oven and poke with a butter knife every couple of inches to allow glaze into the cake.

While cake is baking mix glaze in a small bowl:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
 Wisk together until smooth and pour over hot cake.

Let cake cool about 20 minutes.  
Now cut a piece of amazing apple heaven! 
If you love this like I do, please comment and let me know! 
This recipe was shared with the following sites!

 A Peek Into My Paradise
Foodie Fridays 
Inspire Me Monday
Pint Sized Baker
Lou Lou Girls
Nap Time Creations