Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
forgot to add to my previous review - i did not puree the apples, didn't want applesauce, i wanted to taste and feel the crunch of little pieces of apple, so just chopped them up and enjoyed the occasional crunch and flavor from them!
I have been trying to find the recipe to recreate my favorite birthday cake. Here it is 60 years later and still special!
The cake was very tasty, and the icing was a good complement. My biggest problem is that the cake had an odd, almost gummy texture like it was under-done -- and I baked it for 10 minutes longer than the recipe stated. I probably will try this cake again but will grate the apples instead of running them through the food processor.
I was a little concerned as I read the not so good reviews after I started baking. This cake is awesome!! Homemade texture for sure! Taste is spot on! The recipe is so exact that I didn't even have left over frosting to discard. The true test will be my sweet connoisseur hubby but I'm thinking he will not be sharing with the neighbors lol.
I really liked the flavor of the cake, but the frosting was too surgery. (And yes I used powdered sugar and brown sugar.) If I made this again I would probably bake in a 9x13 cake pan and make a different frosting.
I made this cake yesterday. I can't call it a spice cake as it was really a nut cake. 3 cups total, really? I cut it down to 2 cups total, so still one and a half cups were too much in the cake, reserved half cup on the frosting. Was a little dense, but happy I cut the sugar to one and a half cups! By the way, by the time I got the frosting creamy without the sugary grit, my mixer burnt out! Frosting delicious though.
I made this recipe exactly as instructed. Taste was ok, but the texture was like a soggy brick. Somewhat labor intensive with the apples and all but would have been worth it if it turned out like the picture. Expensive with all the ingredients but it looked and sounded so good I couldn't resist. Couldn't eat it and threw it out. Been cooking many years and can't remember flops like this. Too sad.
Just made this recipe. It’s DELICIOUS!??!!! I did use Macintosh apples since I already had them. Then I made 12 cupcakes & a 7x9 cake to freeze for another time. A perfect fall treat. Thanks Taste if Home! ??
I made this incredible cake exactly as written and it was amazing. Regarding the frosting, I did need to add an additional cup of powdered sugar to spread it without it sliding off the cake. After refrigerating, the texture was perfect. And it was so pretty!
I am so sorry to say this but need to give you my rating. I am a life long baker and spent much careful time with this recipe. In the photo, it looks really great. However the cafe turned out like a heavy soggy brick. Frosting was good. I just was disappointed since I spent so much time in baking it.