How to Make an Apple Cake

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Cake is a delicious dessert that can be made in many different flavors and ways. One type of cake that is sure to be a hit with family and friends alike is an apple cake. This guide will provide you with everything you need to know in order to make a scrumptious apple cake.

Tools and Ingredients Needed:
-One 9×13 inch baking pan
-One bowl
-One whisk
-Measuring cups and spoons
-Two tablespoons of butter (softened)
-One cup of sugar
-Two eggs
-One teaspoon of vanilla extract
-Two cups of all-purpose flour
-One teaspoon of baking soda
-One teaspoon of baking powder
-Half a teaspoon of salt
-One cup of unsweetened applesauce
-Two cups of apples (peeled, cored, and diced)

What You Will Need

1. 6-7 cups of peeled and thinly sliced granny smith apples (about 7-8 large apples)
2. 3/4 cup white sugar
3. 3/4 cup brown sugar
4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5. 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
6. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
7. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
8. 1 recipe for double crust pie dough (enough for a 9 inch pie)
9. 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces

Step One – Prepare the Cake Pan

The first step to making an apple cake is to prepare the cake pan. You will need a 9-inch cake pan for this recipe. Grease the bottom and sides of the pan with butter or cooking spray. Then, dust the bottom and sides of the pan with flour. Tap out any excess flour so that there is only a light coating on the pan.

Step Two – Make the Cake Batter

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, oil, and applesauce. Mix well. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Step Three – Bake the Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the eggs and oil; mix well. Fold in the apples. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

Step Four – Make the Frosting

Cream the butter and shortening in a bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then add 2 cups of the sugar and beat on medium speed until incorporated. Add the vanilla and salt and beat on low speed until combined. Add 1 more cup of sugar and beat on medium speed until combined. Finally, add the cream and beat on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Step Five – Decorate the Cake

If you want to decorate the cake, you can either use a piping bag or a spatula. If you are using a piping bag, fill it with frosting and pipe it onto the cake in a spiral motion. If you are using a spatula, spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cake. Then, using a knife, make swirls in the frosting. You can also sprinkle some chopped nuts or shredded coconut over the top of the cake for decoration.


That’s it! You’ve now learned how to make an Apple Cake. Be sure to follow the recipe closely and enjoy your delicious cake.

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