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Share a Spoon - Apple Nut Spice Cake

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Think Tank Momma

Happy Thursday Smackers!

Lick those lips and rub those bellies cause I made dessert today!

It's APPLE season.  When you walk into the grocery stores this time of year you just smell apples and cinnamon.  *SIGH*  Makes me hungry even when I have just eaten.

I was so thrilled when Andrea over at Good Girl Gone Redneck asked for APPLES.  I love apple crisp, apple dumplings, fried apple pies, caramel apples, brandied apples.  I just love apples.  Period. 

When I was little I used to watch my dad take a Granny Smith, a paring knife and a salt shaker from the kitchen.  He would cut his apple up and salt each slice.  What?  Salt on apples?  Don't knock it until you've tried it. 

So this week I knew I wanted to make an apple spice cake.  I searched my recipes.  I searched my collection of dessert magazines and books.  I searched the go to websites.  I found nothing I thought sounded good.  So....what's a girl to do?

Take the best parts of several recipes of course!

Here's my end results.


Cake Ingredients:

4 Apples (I used 2 granny smith and 2 honey crisps) diced
2 Tablespoons of apple juice or cider
2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

In a bowl combine all ingredients above and set aside.

2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups canola oil
3 extra large eggs
3 Tablespoon apple juice or apple cider
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon all spice
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans

Cream together sugar, oil, eggs and apple juice.  

In another bowl mix flour, spices, salt and soda.  Make sure all the ingredients are well blended and then add to the creamed sugar mixture a little at a time until completely combined.  

Fold in the nuts and the apples.  The batter is really thick.  Work the apples in as gently as you can, but it will take some work.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Prepare a bundt cake pan with cooking spray or shortening and flour.  I use cooking spray and I liberally spray the pan to make sure the cake will release easily.  

Cook the cake for 90 minutes.  Seems like a long time, but it should take pretty close to that.  Let the cake cool almost completely before turning it out onto your cake plate.

Apple Butter Cream Glaze:

1 cup Confectioner's (Powdered) Sugar
2 Tablespoons melted butter
2 Tablespoons Apple Juice
1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
splash of vanilla extract

Whisk the all the ingredients for the glaze together until the glaze is smooth.  Drizzle over the cake.


Happy BAKING Smackers!

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FourJedis said...

That looks incredible. Will have to try it in the next week. Great share! Thanks. :)

Kim of Mo Betta said...

That cake looks SO good!!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

That looks so delicious!! Ohh so you use a bunt cake pan? I like it!! It must taste soo good!!

Go Mommy said...

Looks so yummy!

Andrea said...

Oh My YUM. I want some now, please.

I have to get my recipe up -- but forgive me for the delay and lack of pics ... unless I get them going ASAP! :)

KristinFilut said...

Looks yummy. Please send some! Luv ya!

Gabi said...

Yummy! This post just made me gain 7 pounds.
Also...I may or may not be drooling on the office computer. Not good.

Gabi said...

My link is not a good link. The stupid office computer messed it up and posted my draft instead of my finished one.
I'm fixing it now.
Sorry. Please disregard the prematurely posted crap.

Gabi said...

I can't re-enter my corrected link so here it is if you are interested:

Sorry for my issues peeps. The computer is against me today.

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yummy! I FINALLY got mine up!! Better late than never right? =)

Michelle Pixie said...

Yummy! I want some of that right now and it makes me so happy fall is here. I love your themes what about a pumpkin theme or vegitarian theme oh and since we are coming up on Thanksgiving you could have a must have side dish/appetizer/turkey recipe. Oh the possibilities are endless this time of year!

I have to tell you I was going to post my caramel apple recipe but I didn't come up with it and can't even remember where I found it to give them credit but 1 package of caramels {unwrapped}, 2 TBS of water in a slow cooker on high. After about an hour or two your caramel is ready for dipping your apples but since I have little ones who will never eat a whole apple I slice them and serve them with caramel drizzled over the top of them. :p

AiringMyLaundry said...

I'd LOVE that. I am a big fan of apple stuff.

Unknown said...

Sounds so good!!!

Buffee said...

Dude, YUMTASTIC! I want some!

Um, since I'm coming over tomorrow, could you please make something, sweet and delicious! Thankssss!

Jody said...

I made this last night, delicious! Thank you for the recipe!

Ducky said...

Holy assgrowing! I really want to make this. Thankfully I don't have a bundtcake pan.

I know!


I ate a whole cherry pie this week.

I've gained 4 pounds

Thank gawd I don't have a buntcake pan.