Apple cake. I had to make it. Plus when I read the blog post where I found this recipe I laughed out loud. I was sold.
Before making this cake, we also made some halloween sugar cookies. The result is my kitchen currently looks like a flour bomb went off in it and all the bowls and pans in the cupboard jumped out to try to save the kitchen. I’m just going to avoid going in there for now. It’s just not a battle I’m up for right now.
Recipe: Cookies and Cups
This cake uses a ton of butter and sugar between the cake and the frosting. This is not a healthy treat although admittedly I don’t know a lot of cakes that would be considered healthy. Or really any that are coming to mind.
This cake went together super easy in my stand mixer, which is easily my favorite kitchen tool ever. I used to think I didn’t need one until my mom got me one and it makes a difference. If you’re on the fence, get one. They’re expensive but worth it. Ask for it for Christmas like I did!
I also should give credit to all my helpers. Merric helped with the prep of this dish as well by peeling and chopping up the apples while I mixed up the cake batter. Baby Hobbit helped by licking the mixer paddle which is a job she takes very seriously.
The only part I hit a snag was making of the “browned butter frosting”. The instructions said to heat butter until golden… ummm isn’t butter already kinda golden color? So I winged it and heated it for a while and then took it off the heat when I felt I warmed it enough and followed the rest of the instructions. You’d think Goldenstar could get golden butter instructions but I sort of faked my way through it. The result still tasted good so I don’t think I screwed it up.
I didn’t even have trouble getting it out of the Bundt pan which was honestly the biggest concern I had. I did let it cool completely before I even attempted. No, I didn’t suddenly become patient. We were busy watching movies and frosting the sugar cookies so I was distracted.
The blog author used Granny Smith apples in her recipe. I had some Golden Delicious apples at home so we just used those. The cake wasn’t super apple-ly tasting. I don’t know how another apple would change the taste but I’d use the Golden Delicious again. They were good.
The frosting is pretty stinking sweet but the cake is not overly sweet so I think it kind of balances out.
The cake is good. It’s real good. Merric was full of complements while eating it and then going back for more. Baby Hobbit was asleep when I had it frosted and ready to try so she hasn’t tasted it, yet.
This cake was pretty stinking easy to put together. I’m going to store this recipe away as a good cake to quickly make and bring to any gathering.