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🍎 Apple Cake

Apple Cake

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
12 1.70 hours

🧂 Ingredients - Cake

  • 🌾 313 g all-purpose flour
  • 💨 2 tsp baking powder
  • 🥤 0.75 tsp baking soda
  • 🧂 0.5 tsp salt
  • 🍮 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 🌰 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 🍠 0.25 tsp ginger
  • 🌿 0.25 tsp allspice
  • 🛢 240 g neutral oil
  • 🍬 200 g granulated sugar
  • 🍁 100 g brown sugar
  • 🍎 180 g applesauce
  • 🥚 4 eggs
  • 🍦 1 tsp vanilla
  • 🟠 30 g orange juice
  • 🍎 360 g apples
  • 🍬 15 g confectioners' sugar

🧂 Ingredients - Glaze

  • 🧈 56 g unsalted butter
  • 🍁 200 g brown sugar
  • 🍦 120 g heavy cream
  • 🧂 some salt
  • 🍬 60 g confectioners' sugar

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 9 X 13 inch baking pan
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 aluminum foil
  • 1 medium saucepan

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and grease a 9 X 13 inch baking pan.

Step 2

Make the cake: Whisk the all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice together in a large bowl. Set aside.

Step 3

Whisk the neutral oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, applesauce, eggs, vanilla extract, and orange juice together in a medium bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Fold in the peeled chopped apples until combined. It will seem like a lot of apples and that’s ok!

Step 4

Pour and spread batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Baking times vary, so keep an eye on it. Around the 30 minute mark, loosely tent with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 5

Remove the cake from the oven and set the pan on a wire rack. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before topping or serving.

Step 6

Right before serving, you can top the slightly warm cake with a dusting of 2 Tablespoons (15g) confectioners' sugar or make the brown sugar glaze in the next step.

Step 7

Make the glaze: As the cake cools, prepare the brown sugar glaze. Combine the unsalted butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and pinch of salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until the butter has melted, and then stop stirring and let the mixture come to a rapid boil. Boil for 1 minute. Turn the heat down to low, give it a quick stir, and let simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in the sifted confectioners' sugar. Allow glaze to cool and slightly thicken for at least 20 minutes. Spoon glaze over the cake right before serving. (Cake can still be warm when glazing.) If your glaze thickened up too much as it cooled, warm in the microwave for 15 seconds and stir until smooth.

Step 8

The cake (glazed, dusted, or plain) can be served warm or at room temperature. Cover leftovers and store at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you topped with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar, note that the sugar will melt and disappear into the cake after a few hours.

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