Apple Fritter Cake

Need a simple dessert that delivers great taste? Apple Fritter Cake is a tender cake with a layer of apples and a delicious glaze on top.

Need a simple dessert that delivers great taste? Apple Fritter Cake is a tender cake, with a layer of apples and a delicious glaze on top.

Fall is in the air around here, you can literally smell the change. Personally this is my very favorite time of the year, I love the cool crisp mornings and evenings, the pleasant daytime temps and all of the traditional flavors of fall. You know: apples, caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, let alone combining some of them together…now that’s an even bigger love.

Need a simple dessert that delivers great taste? Apple Fritter Cake is a tender cake, with a layer of apples and a delicious glaze on top.

Apples are abundant right now, everywhere! It is the perfect time to share a new recipe using apples as part of an ongoing series we participate in: the 30 Day Recipe Challenge. Past theme’s that we’ve participated in included: Lemon, No-Bake and Strawberries. Be sure to peek at those posts because there’s some sensational treats by not only us but our blogging friends. Also, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see all the other delicious Apple creations from our fellow bloggers participating in this round.

Need a simple dessert that delivers great taste? Apple Fritter Cake is a tender cake, with a layer of apples and a delicious glaze on top.

I chose to make an Apple Fritter Cake for a couple of reasons. Apple Fritters are my pastry of choice when I get to pick one from the bakery. I love the light layer of glaze atop of the fritter and the juicy bits of apple and cinnamon once you bite in. I also wanted a cake that had apples and cinnamon which was easy enough to whip up and get me out of the kitchen without too much fuss.

This cake is very simple to prepare, a basic batter is layered between a luscious filling of cinnamon sautéed apples. There’s also a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar in there too, it adds a nice touch. The final component is a glaze that gets poured over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Mmmm, so yummy!

Apple Fritter Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 12-15 servings

Apple Fritter Cake

Ingredients

    Filling:
  • 1.5 cups apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t ground nutmeg
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 2 t water
  • Filling topper:
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • Batter:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 6 T milk

Instructions

  1. For filling: combine apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch and water in small non-stick skillet. Cook over low 5-7 minutes or until sauce is thickened and apples are a bit softened, stirring occassionally. Remove from heat, set aside to cool.
  2. For filling topper: combine brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl. Set aside.
  3. For batter: Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in applesauce and vanilla, mix until combined. Add in eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to the batter alternating with with yogurt, ending with dry ingredients.
  5. Spoon half of batter into prepared pan. Top with cooled apple mixture, spread evenly. Sprinkle 2/3 of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over top of apples. Top with remaining batter. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 brown sugar/cinnamon mixture over top of batter.
  6. Bake approximately 45-50 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean.
  7. For glaze: In small bowl mix the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk with a whisk until smooth.
  8. When cake has been removed from over pour over top of hot cake, you may need to tilt pan to get glazed into all corners and cover top completely.
  9. Allow cake to cool a bit and glaze to harden slightly prior to serving.

Notes

I used Golden Delicious apples because that's what I currently had on hand, use whatever type of apple you enjoy. Recipe slightly adapted from PiaRecipes

http://whoneedsacape.com/2016/09/apple-fritter-cake/

Check out all the other delicious APPLE recipes below from bloggers who took part in our 30 Day Apple Challenge.

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Comments

  1. Oh yum! This looks so good! I bet this cake is super moist with applesauce and yogurt! Do you use Greek yogurt or regular yogurt?

  2. I love the layering of the apples between the batter to get apple in every bite. Gorgeous cake.

  3. Apple fritters are one of my MIL’s favorite treats. I bet she would love this. You’ve totally nailed it on this one. It looks so good without having to go to the bakery and buy one! I love it!

  4. This looks such a delicious recipe and easy peasy to make. PERFECT!

  5. Tara Noland says:

    Apple fritters are my favorite donut so I know I would just adore this cake, great recipe!!

  6. What a moist and delicious cake, just in time for Apple season! Yum! I can’t wait to try it!

  7. I love that you bite into the cake and your tastebuds are treated with some delicious fruity goodness! Yum!

  8. I have to make this cake asap! We just bought a few bags of apples from Aldi, so I have tons to use up! Delicious!

  9. Apple Fritters are my fav! This looks amazing!

  10. Mmmmm, that glaze! And apples … and cake. 🙂 Just pass me a fork & step aside, please.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

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