Thursday, October 20, 2011

Apple Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting


One of the moistest cakes I have made, incorporates fresh apples and is complimented by an intense vanilla bean frosting.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

4 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup applesauce
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 apple, peeled and finely chopped, granny smith or honey crisp work great in this recipe

Frosting

12 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup butter
3 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tsp vanilla bean paste or the seeds of two vanilla pods

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

* Make sure all ingredients are room temperature before mixing.

Cream together the eggs and sugar until fluffy, then stir in the spices, salt, applesauce, baking soda and baking powder.  Once combined, mix in the flour a half cup at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl in between until completely mixed.  Pour batter into a buttered 8 x 11 3/4 baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.

To make the frosting;

In a mixer with a whisk attachment; whip the cream cheese, butter and vanilla bean paste together until fluffy, then slowly add the confectioners' sugar a half cup at a time until completely incorporated.

2 comments:

  1. This looks extremely yummy! I am saving the recipe!!
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