The Best Apple Fritter Cake

Imagine standing in the bakery as a fresh batch of Apple Fritters comes out. They are soft, filled with Apple bits and iced with just the right amount of icing. The aroma is heaven and you want to grab up as many as you can since your mouth is watering from the anticipation.

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You can have that same experience at home, with less than half the work of making a batch of Apple Fritters.

Apple Fritters are actually a deep fried donut of sorts. The difference is that the Apple Fritter Cake is not deep fried. This is a healthier version of that Bakery favorite.

The cake bakes up moist, super flavorful and is so easy to make. This cake could be made for a breakfast, it makes a perfect dessert and is excellent as a snack.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            Why is this a special recipe?

This recipe is the one to keep due to the versatility. You can use any type of apple you want, or you could use a variety of apples. It is also a healthier version of an Apple Fritter.

            Is there a certain type of Apple that is recommended?

You can use Braeburn, Granny Smith, Reds or Honeycrisp. Mixing varieties also gives a slightly different flavor by mixing sweet and tangy.

            Could I make this cake recipe in a loaf pan?

This would be a great way to make the Apple Fritter Cake. You could slice it up and send it in a lunch box, or lunch sack.

What do you need to make The Best Apple Fritter Cake

            Cake:

                        ⅔ cup Granulated Sugar

                        ⅓ cup Butter, softened and unsalted

                        2 large eggs

                        ½ cup Applesauce

                        2 tsp Vanilla Extract

                        2 tsp Baking Powder

                        1 tsp Cinnamon

                        1 cup Sour Cream

                        2 ⅓ cup Flour, All Purpose

            Filling:

                        ½ cup Granulated Sugar

                        ½ tsp Cinnamon

                        2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and diced

                        4 tsp Water

                        3 tbsp Cornstarch

                        ½ cup Brown Sugar

                        ½ tsp Cinnamon

                        ⅛ tsp Nutmeg

            Icing:

                        ½ cup Milk

                        1 tsp Vanilla

                        2 cups Confectioners Sugar

How to make The Best Apple Fritter Cake

Preheat the oven to 350*

Liberally grease a 9×13 baking pan

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until it is smooth

Add in the eggs, applesauce and vanilla to the mixing bowl with the creamed butter and beat together

Mix in the cinnamon, baking powder and flour until it is well combined

Add the sour cream and beat until the mixture is smooth

In a skillet over medium heat place the apples, water, cinnamon, sugar,  cornstarch and nutmeg

Cook until the Apples have softened and the sauce has thickened

In another bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon

Pour half the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan

Cover the batter with the apple filling

Sprinkle half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the apples

Pour the remaining batter over the top of the apples

Top with the remainder of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through

In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients for the icing and beat until smooth

Once you remove the Apple Fritter cake from the oven, pour the icing over the cake

Let sit for a few minutes to let the icing harden a touch before serving

Enjoy!

YUM!

The Best Apple Fritter Cake

The Best Apple Fritter Cake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  •             Cake:
  •                         ⅔ cup Granulated Sugar
  •                         ⅓ cup Butter, softened and unsalted
  •                         2 large eggs
  •                         ½ cup Applesauce
  •                         2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  •                         2 tsp Baking Powder
  •                         1 tsp Cinnamon
  •                         1 cup Sour Cream
  •                         2 ⅓ cup Flour, All Purpose
  •             Filling:
  •                         ½ cup Granulated Sugar
  •                         ½ tsp Cinnamon
  •                         2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled and diced
  •                         4 tsp Water
  •                         3 tbsp Cornstarch
  •                         ½ cup Brown Sugar
  •                         ½ tsp Cinnamon
  •                         ⅛ tsp Nutmeg
  •             Icing:
  •                         ½ cup Milk
  •                         1 tsp Vanilla
  •                         2 cups Confectioners Sugar

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350*

Liberally grease a 9x13 baking pan

In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until it is smooth

Add in the eggs, applesauce and vanilla to the mixing bowl with the creamed butter and beat together

Mix in the cinnamon, baking powder and flour until it is well combined

Add the sour cream and beat until the mixture is smooth

In a skillet over medium heat place the apples, water, cinnamon, sugar,  cornstarch and nutmeg

Cook until the Apples have softened and the sauce has thickened

In another bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon

Pour half the batter into the bottom of the prepared pan

Cover the batter with the apple filling

Sprinkle half of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture over the apples

Pour the remaining batter over the top of the apples

Top with the remainder of the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through

In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients for the icing and beat until smooth

Once you remove the Apple Fritter cake from the oven, pour the icing over the cake

Let sit for a few minutes to let the icing harden a touch before serving

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 134mgSugar: 2gProtein: 4g