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Moist Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

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Moist Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Apple Cake

Apple season is upon us and we have so many varieties of apples here in Washington – I love trying out all the different varieties. Did you know that Washington Apple Growers produce 6 out of every 10 apples consumed here in the US. That’s a lot of apples being grown over the mountains.

With so many apples being grown here in the Northwest, we can find some great prices on apples in the late summer/early fall, so I love to try new ways to use apples in recipe since they really are so frugal. My family loves a good dessert and so this apple cake is always a hit in our house!

You can make it with or without the frosting – it’s so moist, you can skip the frosting if you don’t want the extra sweetness. It’s a great dessert for a party as it feeds a crowd too!

Apple Cake:

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Cake:

Ingredients for Apple Cake
3 big, tart apples (do not peel), diced
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs (well-beaten)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt

Ingredients for Frosting: 

Ingredients for Frosting for Apple Cake
1 cup milk
5  tbsp flour
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)

Directions:

For Cake:

Apples & Sugar Mixed for Apple Cake

Mix the apples and sugar together well.
Adding vanilla to Apple Cake
Mix together the oil, eggs & 2 tsp of vanilla. Add to the apple/sugar mix.
Flour for Apple Cake
Mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt. Add this to the cake mixture
Making apple cake
Bake in a greased 9×13 pan at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
For Frosting:
Adding milk to frosting for Apple Cake
Mixing Ingredients for Frosting for Apple Cake
Mix together the milk & flour. Cook on your stovetop until it is a thick, paste-like mixture, stirring constantly. Take off the stovetop & cool.
Cream together 1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar & 1 tsp of vanilla.
Apple Cake Frosting being mixed
Add this mixture to the paste-like mixture & beat well in the mixer.
Adding frosting to Apple Cake
Frosted Apple Cake
Frost the apple cake with frosting.
Apple Cake with Almonds
Sprinkle with sliced almonds if you’d like (this is optional)

Printable Recipe for Apple Cake:

Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

Here’s a printable version of the Apple Cake  recipe for you to print off to put in your recipe binder or notebook.

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Apple Cake

  • Author: Jen

Ingredients

Ingredients for Cake:
3 big, tart apples (do not peel), diced
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs (well-beaten)
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Ingredients for Frosting: 
1 cup milk
5 rounded tbsp flour
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)

Instructions

For Cake:

Mix the apples and sugar together well.
Mix together the oil, eggs & 2 tsp of vanilla. Add to the apple/sugar mix.
Mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, & salt. Add this to the mixture
Bake in a greased 9×13 pan at 350 for 1 hour.
For Frosting:
Mix together the milk & flour. Cook on stovetop until it is a thick, paste like mixture, stirring constantly. Take off the stovetop & cool.
Cream together 1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar & 1 tsp of vanilla.
Add this mixture to the paste-like mixture & beat well in the mixer.
Frost the apple cake with frosting.
Sprinkle with sliced almonds if you’d like (optional)

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