Friday, June 19, 2020

Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Caramelized Apple Walnut Topping

I made this cake for my mom’second birthday.

We are both not huge sugariness fans, too I usually brand carrot cake for her birthday, merely this twelvemonth decided to endeavour something unlike.

First of all, cream cheese frosting is the best, (belike because it has cheese inward it), and I idea it would compliment well alongside the spice cake and the warm caramelized apple tree and walnut topping.


This recipe was adapted from this spice cake recipe

Serves 12

For the cake:

-two two/3 c. all function flour

-ii 1/two tsp. baking soda

-ane tsp. common salt

-ane T. cinnamon

-one ane/two tsp. ginger

-1 tsp. nutmeg

-ane/2 tsp. cloves

-i tsp. allspice

-2 tsp. vanilla

-ane tsp. dear

-ane c. whole milk

-one tsp. vanilla extract

-two sticks unsalted butter, softened

-3/4 c. granulated sugar

-iii/4 c. packed brown saccharide

-5 eggs

-i/two c. sour cream (optional, for a super moist cake)

-i/ii c. raisins (optional likewise)

For the icing:

-i 1/ii sticks of unsalted butter, softened

-3 one/four c. confectioners saccharide

-8 oz. cream cheese, softened

-2 tsp. vanilla extract

-1 tsp. common salt

For the apple walnut topping:

-five T. unsalted butter

-3-4 apples, depending on size, peeled in addition to thinly sliced (I used Gala)

-pinch of salt

-3/four tsp. cinnamon

-one/two tsp. allspice

-ane/iv c. brown sugar

-i tsp. vanilla extract

-drizzle of honey, almost a tablespoon

-one/2 loving cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350℉ amongst the rack inwards centre place. Butter and flour a ix×13 inch baking pan, then line with parchment paper and butter paper.

Next, combine flour, baking pulverisation, salt, in addition to spices inward a large bowl. Stir together milk and vanilla inwards some other small-scale bowl, together with sour cream if desired). Beat butter in addition to both sugars with an electrical mixer at medium-high speed until pale together with fluffy, iii to 5 minutes. Add eggs 1 at a fourth dimension, beating well later on each add-on. At low speed, mix inward flour mixture inwards 3 batches, alternating amongst milk mixture until only combined. (This is the point in which you’d plication inward the raisins if desired).

Spread batter inward pan, smoothing meridian, so rap pan one time or twice on counter to eliminate any air bubbles. Bake until pale aureate and a wooden choice inserted into center of cake comes out clean, xxx to 35 minutes. Cool completely.

While cake is cooling, make the apple tree topping. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet, and sauté apples for 5-vii minutes or until they start to soften in addition to train a gilded brownish color. Then, add the common salt, cinnamon, allspice, brown saccharide, vanilla, as well as love, in addition to sauté for an additional three-four minutes. Then, add together walnuts, too saute for an additional ane-2 minutes. Let cool piece you brand the frosting.

Beat together cream cheese and butter alongside an electrical mixer until low-cal in addition to fluffy, then shell inwards vanilla and a pinch of common salt. Beat in confectioners’ saccharide, a picayune at a time, in addition to shell frosting until smooth. Spread over meridian of the cooled spice cake, and cut into squares to serve. Spoon apple tree walnut topping over the cake, in addition to vanilla edible bean ice cream if desired. Enjoy!

IMG_0391Omg the warm drippy apple tree topping….