I don’t cook with apples enough.
I found this recipe on Pinterest and it caught my eye because of the apples. I know apple season is more in the fall – just before pumpkin season and all the food blogs declare “I’m using pumpkin in everything I make!” (thanks, Esi!) – but I thought this would be fun and a nice change of pace.
While this was very good and I totally recommend it (for something like a brunch with friends or even a potluck at work, maybe?) – I was actually thinking it would have more of a pastry type of consistency.
But that’s my own fault, cause I can read the ingredients and see for myself that this is definitely more of an actual cake.
Regardless, the filling is fantastic and the icing glaze totally sets it off.
This would be great for company. Perfect for a brunch or even a potluck at work. Enjoy!
1 heaping cup of sliced apples
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
small pinch freshly grated nutmeg
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup greek yogurt
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
6 tbsp milk
Make your filling by combining apples, sugar, water, cinnamon and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook on low for 5-7 mins, stirring constantly until the sauce is thickened and the apples have softened. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add applesauce and vanilla and mix till combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Sift the dry ingredients together. Add the dry ingredients to the batter in three parts alternating with the yogurt in two parts, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat until just combined.
Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Spoon the cooled apple mixture over the batter carefully and spread as evenly as possible. Sprinkle 2/3 of brown sugar cinnamon mixture over apples and cover with the rest of the batter. Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar cinnamon mixture over the top.
Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
For Glaze: While the cake is baking, make the glaze. In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until the glaze is desired consistency. When the cake comes out of the oven, immediately but carefully pour onto hot cake. Try to pour as evenly as possible. You might have to pick up the cake and tilt it to spread the glaze evenly. I even poured some out that pooled at the corners and repoured that over the top. Let the cake sit for awhile for the glaze to set.