Apple Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
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.
I made this recipe into cupcakes. It worked well. I will say that they are not light and fluffy cake in texture. However they are a combination of muffin and pie in texture. The flavor is spot on and I enjoyed the unusual but delicious texture. The frosting was excellent. The cream cheese gave a nice balance to the sweetness of the sugars. I will serve them to my family this weekend as we have an outside and masked safe distancing get together. Stay safe all!
Honeycrisp is not a cooking apple so the texture is mush...2 cups of sugar in the cake and 2 more cups sugar in the frosting....thats crazy! NOT a real spice apple cake...yuck!!
I think for the icing, I would be inclined to melt down butter and brown sugar in a pot until it boils. Then, cool to room temperature and proceed as indicated.