Through the week my toddlers usually have an apple during afternoon snack time. Occasionally, however, when I’m not looking they’ll decided it’s a good idea to “play ball” with said apples. If you’ve ever eaten an apple that’s been bounced on the floor a few times, you quickly learn that apple would be best served in cake.

And so my apple spice cake was born, thanks to two toddlers who just wanted to play ball.

It’s honestly the perfect dessert while we transition to spring. The days are still cold here so the comfort of apple spice wafting through the kitchen is lovely.

If your toddlers decide to use your apples to practice their ball skills, here’s what you’ll need to turn those bruised apples into pretty tasty apple spice cake…

Apple Spice Cake


  • 3-4 medium sized apples peeled, cored, and diced.
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2tsp nutmeg
  • 1/tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup warm milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 8 1/2 inch spring form pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix throughly. Then mix in the vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and spices.
  5. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Do not over mix.
  6. Stir in warm milk and diced apples.
  7. Pour into greased pan and bake for about 30 mins, or until tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Frost cake once cooled.



  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 1/2tsp cinnamon
  • 1-3 Tablespoons milk


  1. Mix butter, sugar, and cinnamon on low speed until combined.
  2. Add vanilla and 1-3 Tablespoons of milk until you reach desired consistency.

There you have it, the perfect recipe that turns bad apples into good cake!


Published by farm2tablemama

My name is Brittany but everyone calls me Britt. Well, everyone except my husband. He's never once called me Britt, always Brittany and sometimes even my middle name, Catherine. That's how I knew we were meant to be because I've never much felt like a "Brittany". I think it must be my old soul, but I find Catherine fits me better. Anyways, I'm a bossy wife, tired mother to toddler boys, self taught cook, and enthusiastic rookie farmer! I spend part of my days growing and raising humans, animals, and vegetables. I spend the other part of my days bringing the farm to the table and cooking up some wholesome grub. I married a good ole boy from Kentucky and somehow managed to charm him back to the Buckeye state. We bought a small piece of land in my hometown where we are learning how to do the farm and family thing. On this blog you'll be sure to see me navigate my way through farming, you'll read some laugh out loud motherhood moments, and you'll hopefully be inspired to get in the kitchen and cook some yummy food. So if your interested in the farm to table lifestyle or just plain nosy, follow along with me on this journey to self sufficiency!

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