Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Apple Fritter Cake {Recipe}

You guys...this is truly the best fall dessert I have made to date. If you like apple fritters you will love this!

For the filling-
2 heaping cups of sliced apples (I used Gala apples and it turned out amazing!)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
small pinch Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons water

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the cake-
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 and 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sour cream

For the glaze-
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 Tablespoons Milk

For the filling-
Combine apples, water, sugar, cinnamon and corn starch in a small sauce pan. Cook on low for 5-7 minutes stirring constantly until the apples are soft. Set aside to cool. While the filling is cooling, get a small bowl and combine the "plus ingredients" brown sugar and cinammon

For the cake-
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside. 
Cream softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add applesauce and vanilla then the eggs one at a time. Then add the dry ingredients slowly: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and sour cream. Beat together until just combined.

Pour half the batter evenly onto the bottom of the greased and floured 9x13 baking dish. Then carefully spoon the cooled filling on top of the batter. Now sprinkle 2/3 of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of the filling. Cover with the remaining half of the batter. Sprinkle the top with the rest of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Bake for 45-55 minutes. Your kitchen should start to smell amazing and you will probably start drooling.

While your cake is baking, make the glaze.

For the glaze-
Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk together. When the cake comes out, pour the glaze mixture over the warm cake. Spread evenly and allow to harden on top of the cake as it cools.

Now grab a fork and enjoy the best fall dessert of your life. I ate this for dessert then again for breakfast. It goes well with coffee.
Original recipe found here.


Erin LFF said...

YUMMM! Oh my goodness :) I'm so glad you posted this bc after I saw it on your Instagram I wanted the secrets!!

Brittany said...

Yes. Yes, please. You're speaking straight to my heart with this.

Legally Lovely said...

This looks delicious! I LOVE fritters, but know I could never make them, so maybe this is the best alternative. Is this a scheduled post!?!? OR, are you really at home posting this right now? These are questions I need answers to, because I am on BABY AIDEN WATCH.

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Sounds yummy!

Natalie said...

OooO! Make me some =D

Laura Darling said...

That looks delicious! Glazes always make me kind of nervous but I might have to put my fears aside and try this one! Yum!

Anne said...

Hmm, I have never had such a cake but now think I need one. Maybe this will end up being your Aiden bday celebration tradition if you eat it before you go into labor! :)

Kelly Fulkerson said...

I cannot wait to make this!!!