Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Frosting

SONY DSCSo here I sit on Sunday Morning tucked under a blanket on the couch watching the Food Network. My sweet husband plopped me here with a nice hot cup of coffee (pumpkin of course) and a big container of iced water(my straw cup of course, he know my love of straws) and a box of tissues. Of course  I also have two Shih Tzu‘s right at my side,  while Bill and our son head out to teach our Sunday school class. I feel terrible leaving him with a large group of energy filled third graders, really I do! Luckily Bill has an amazing demeanor and personality and I have never in sixteen years seen a situation he can’t handle and control. He’s the best:-)

I truly am a HORRIBLE sick person. I admit it, I’m a baby. Fortunately I don’t get sick a whole lot anymore, now that the kids are older and we have immune systems), but when I do, I am miserable! But I will take a cold like this any day over a stomach virus, because stomach viruses take me to a whole different level of HORRIBLE, and it is not pretty! I’m not a good sit down and do nothing person, nor am I good at resting and accepting that I shouldn’t be up doing things. When I am sick, be it even with a “cold” such as what I have now, it truly puts life into perspective and makes me think how fortunate I am to only have a cold and makes me even more sympathetic to people who suffer terminal and/or chronic illnesses. This will pass and for that I am so thankful. Since I’m feeling so poor, I might as well catch up on some blogging, because I can sit still and feel like I’m doing something, and I LOVE blogging!

I wrote up this cake recipe recently because I had a whole bunch of apples in the fridge and besides pumpkin, what better fruit to bake with in the fall than apples?! We had company coming over for dinner and I wanted some kind of dessert for us all to enjoy. This cake came out really good! Here is how you can make it.

Ingredients: (for cake)

2 1/4 cups AP flour

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1 cup applesauce

1/4 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 apples diced, 1 granny smith, 1 fuji

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of your cake pan. In a large mixing bowl beat together all the ingredients, minus the diced apples.  Beat for 1-2 minutes or until completely mixed and smooth. Add the diced apples and stir together, mixing well. Pour the mix into your baking pan and bake for about 30-40 minutes, or until your test stick comes out clean and it’s done. Cool, then frost.

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Frosting Ingredients:

3 cups confectioners sugar

1 tsp vanilla

3 tbsp milk

1 stick butter

11/2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until smooth. Frost your cool cake and serve!

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This cake is full of fall flavor and the diced apples add a great texture and taste, not to mention the cinnamon in the frosting, YUM!

 

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