Fall is finally here!!!
Fall is my favorite season. Not just because my birthday falls in it, but mostly because of the anticipation of the holiday season – the build up. The lights, the customized coffee drinks, cute winter boots, the spirit… is there anything in the world that compares?!
To welcome fall, I bought tons of spices & made this apple spice cake.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 2 & 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 & 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 2/3 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons salted butter, cut in chunks
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves & set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and both sugars; then add applesauce, oil, vanilla and mix until smooth. Combine the wet & dry ingredients and pour batter into a prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 350*F
For the glaze: melt the butter, brown sugar, cream & salt over medium heat in a saucepan. Bring to boil and stir constantly for one minute. Then, remove from heat. Wait for a couple minutes and then slowly whisk the powdered sugar until you have a thick but pourable consistency. (If mixture is took thick — add some cream to thin it out). Immediately pour glaze over cake.
This turned out perfect & exactly what I’d imagine fall would taste like. The blend of spices filled my home with their scent & I’m suddenly festive even though neuroanatomy (read: impending doom) is starting tomorrow.
Also, if I ever live in a climate where I can see leaves change color, I might just go crazy.