Apple Orange Spice Cake

         Fall is right around the corner and I have been digging through all sorts of recipes to find some new or different ones. I came across this one from my mom’s recipe box. I am deliriously in love with this Apple Orange Spice Cake. This is one of those desserts that just simply smells like fall. The aromas that waft through your house as you are baking this is delightful.

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            I used to love to sit down to relax for a short time each afternoon, yeah, that no longer is the option daily. However, when I do, I love to have a cup of coffee and a slice of cake.

This is the cake I would choose if I made it every time the cake was gone.

I am not so sure that my family would be willing to give up all the other cakes I have been making. They love fall as much as I do, however, they like pumpkin a touch more than I do. O yes, pumpkin rules the season at home.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How long does this cake last?

If it is left covered and on the counter, it is good for 3 to 5 days. In the refrigerator and covered tightly, it will last for 10 to 12 days. Just remember that the icing is a thin frosting that does tend to soak into the cake.

            Could I use a plain cake mix?

You could use a plain yellow or vanilla cake mix. It will be lacking the spice factor that fall time is known for.

            Can I freeze this cake?

As long as it is in an airtight container, you can freeze it nicely. The thin frosting may cause it to thaw in unexpected ways. The icing may completely soak into the cake as it is thawing.

What do you need to make Apple Orange Spice Cake

            ½ box orange cake mix

            ½ box spice cake mix

            4 large eggs

            ½ cup oil, preferably vegetable

            2 cups of peeled and diced apples

            1 ½ cups buttermilk

            2 tsp vanilla extract

            ¼ tsp allspice

            Chopped nuts, this could be a variety of walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pecans

Brown Sugar Frosting:

            7 tbsp all purpose flour

            1 ¼ cup of milk

            1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract

            1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed

            1 ½ cups unsalted butter

            1 tsp salt

How to make Apple Orange Spice Cake

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Spray or grease a baking dish, and then dust it with flour

SECOND STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mixes, oil, eggs, buttermilk and allspice

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b)

c)

d)

Mix on medium for 5 minutes

THIRD STEP:

Fold in the diced apples and pour into the prepared pan

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b)

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes

FOURTH STEP:

When a toothpick comes out clean it is done.

Set the cake to the side to cool completely

Put the milk in a saucepan over medium heat

FIFTH STEP:

Add the flour to the milk and stir until it thickens

Remove from the heat and cool slightly

SIXTH STEP:

Stir in the vanilla

In another mixing bowl, cream the butter, salt and sugar together until it is creamy

SEVENTH STEP:

Add the milk mixture to the butter mixture and beat for 5 minutes until it looks like whipped cream

Spread the frosting onto the cake

Garnish with the chopped mixed nuts

Enjoy!

YUM!

Apple Orange Spice Cake

Apple Orange Spice Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ box orange cake mix
  • ½ box spice cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup oil, preferably vegetable
  • 2 cups of peeled and diced apples
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • Chopped nuts, this could be a variety of walnuts, almonds, peanuts, pecans
  • Brown Sugar Frosting:
  • 7 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup of milk
  • 1 ½ tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 350*

Spray or grease a baking dish, and then dust it with flour

SECOND STEP:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mixes, oil, eggs, buttermilk and allspice

Mix on medium for 5 minutes

THIRD STEP:

Fold in the diced apples and pour into the prepared pan

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes

FOURTH STEP:

When a toothpick comes out clean it is done.

Set the cake to the side to cool completely

Put the milk in a saucepan over medium heat

FIFTH STEP:

Add the flour to the milk and stir until it thickens

Remove from the heat and cool slightly

SIXTH STEP:

Stir in the vanilla

In another mixing bowl, cream the butter, salt and sugar together until it is creamy

SEVENTH STEP:

Add the milk mixture to the butter mixture and beat for 5 minutes until it looks like whipped cream

Spread the frosting onto the cake

Garnish with the chopped mixed nuts

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 10gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 18gProtein: 12g