“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t count on Golden Delicious.”
Frosted Apple Cake is dense, moist and also made from most things found in the pantry.
When I get a great deal on apples, this is one of the first apple treats coming out of my oven.
It definitely is one of those dishes that belongs under the label “comfort food”. It reminds me of a family friend’s kitchen when I was growing up. She was always baking up something wonderful. Her food felt cozy, warm and told you exactly how much you were loved in every bite.
Frosted apple cake is a simple, sweet treat that is really difficult to mess up but inevitably will be a recipe most asked for.
Preheat those ovens to 350 degrees!
All you need is:
1 ½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
1 ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
¾ Cup Butter- softened
1 ½ Cup Apples- Peeled and Chopped Fine
(I’ve been on a Jonathan apple kick lately but I’d suggest you use a good baking apple- Gala, Jazz, Lady Pink, Crispin, Jonathan, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Cameo, Braeburn, Melrose and Fuji. I’m sure I missed some as I’m not the authority on apples but start there if your just getting started.)
Combined all the ingredients together.
Grease a 9×13 pan and pour your batter into it evenly.
Bake it for 35 minutes!
Take it out and let it cool.
Let’s make a super easy frosting…
In a bowl/mixer add:
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
3 Teaspoons Milk
1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/4 C. Butter- Softened
(No joke about the SOFTENED butter part, my friends. Do not toss hard butter into that bowl and not expect chunky, lumpy, hot mess looking frosting to be staring back at you. Be patient and don’t rush the fantastic perfection of a simple frosting.)
Now that all those ingredients are in the bowl, start mixing until it is smooth, creamy and deliciously awesome!
Spread the frosting on the cooled apple cake and we get… Frosted Apple Cake!
I like to make it around the holidays and potlucks too. There are a lot of people that don’t care for pie and it serves nicely as a sweet alternative.
Suck inside due to weather? Have guests over at the last minute? Have an abundance of apples but your family will sell you if you feed them applesauce or cider again?
This has your name all over it.
Watch those fingers and get chopping!