Apple Spice Cake With Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting…

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

Frosting

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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!

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