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Autumnal Apple Spice Cake
Janet Collazo from the Rosemary & Thyme Blog has an amazing new recipe to try this fall!
It’s time for another delicious fall cake and this one is packed with all the classic autumn flavors that we love so much like apple, spice and pecans. If you enjoy baking for your family and friends, like I do, then you will definitely need to add this recipe to your collection! I am absolutely... Keep Scrolling
Written and Photographed by Janet Collazo


It’s time for another delicious fall cake and this one is packed with all the classic autumn flavors that we love so much like apple, spice and pecans. If you enjoy baking for your family and friends, like I do, then you will definitely need to add this recipe to your collection!
Apple spice cake on a marble cake stand adorned with a dripping glaze frosting and dries pieces of orange and apple.
This drizzle frosting is easy to make and give the cake a decadent look.
I am absolutely in love with this recipe. It’s moist and delicious and perfect for serving with coffee or tea. Serve it to guests for breakfast or sneak a slice for yourself as a late night snack. I added the apple and orange chips to adorn the cake because I wanted to create a more rustic look but you can skip them if you wish.
This is a really special cake to keep in your back pocket for those special occasions – it will definitely become a favorite!
A single slice of apple spice cake topped with extra drizzle on a white glass plate with an ornate silver fork and a beveled glass gravy bowl filled with frosting.
This cake looks just as lovely sliced up as it does whole.

INGREDIENTS FOR THE APPLE SPICE CAKE

  1. 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  6. 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  10. 3 cups peeled and chopped apples
  11. 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  12. 1 cup pecans and walnuts

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE APPLE SPICE CAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Evenly spread pecans on a small baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until toasted and fragrant, 6-10 minutes. Remove from oven, chop and set aside to cool.
  3. Peel apples, remove the core and chop into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces. Pour the lemon juice over the apples to prevent browning and to brighten the flavor.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the oil, sugar and eggs. Beat until well combined, 2-4 minutes.
  5. Add vanilla, mixing until incorporated.
  6. Add the flours, salt, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are just incorporated and only a few dry streaks remain.
  7. Fold the prepared apples and cooled pecans into the batter. Set aside 2 tablespoons of nuts to garnish the top if desired.
  8. Spray a ten-inch tube pan (angel food cake pan) with nonstick baking spray. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread to an even layer.
  9. Bake in preheated oven until the cake springs back and an inserted skewer comes out clean with only a few crumbs attached, 75-90 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, let cool in pan for 1 hour. Turn out onto cake plate and make frosting.
Apple spice cake on a marble cake stand adorned with a dripping glaze frosting and dries pieces of orange and apple, shiplap walls and a wooden cutting board in the background.
Mimic this lovely display for an elegant vintage look that will impress your guests.
 INGREDIENTS FOR THE FROSTING
  1. 1 cup brown sugar
  2. 1/2 cup butter
  3. 1/4 cup whole milk
  4. 2 tablespoons calvados or apple brandy (optional)
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 cup powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FROSTING

  1. Combine sugar, butter and milk.
  2. Stir to dissolve sugar and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Boil for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
  3. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and brandy (if using). Whisk until smooth and adjust with more milk or sugar to achieve a thin frosting consistency.
  4. Immediately drizzle frosting over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with reserved pecans and walnuts and decorate with apple chips if you wish and enjoy!

To see more from Janet Collazo visit her blog Rosemary & Thyme.

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