Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

2018-10-15T06:06:58+00:00

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze is a sugary sweet cake filled with fresh apples, pecans, and topped with buttery brown sugar decadence. This simple cake is little slice of comfort just waiting to be devoured!

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This Fresh Apple Cake is packed full of sugary goodness. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Imperial Sugar for providing me with all the sweets for Apple Week!

Being a food blogger sure does require using lots of sugar, so I am so very thankful for the abundance they so graciously shared with me! And I have to say I have always been so impressed by the quality of the product. It’s always a perfect consistency and never clumps up (And that is so important y’all)! Just perfect for all this Southern Baking going on this week.

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Sweet Hospitality 

And speaking of sweet! I have to tell you about some of the wonderful people we have come to know and love through my daughter. You may have heard me talk about her going away to college. She has made her way to Mississippi via a friend that moved here to FL for a few years with her family and then moved back to her hometown. Well, that took my daughter there for spring break and summer visits to see her friend she missed so dearly.

So when time to go to college came around she wanted to be with her bestie and some of the wonderful friends she had made. That led us to visits in Mississippi and meeting Marilese’s (Bri’s friend) grandparents, who generously opened their home to us!

If you ever get a chance you want to visit (wink wink), because both Wayne and Barbara Carter are the SWEETEST friends, best cooks, and most hospitable people you will ever meet!  Wayne had breakfast ready each morning and it was a feast! We also enjoyed long talks, laughs, sight-seeing, and family dinners with them. AND…. Barbara’s Fresh Apple Cake ! This is one of the recipes I had to bring home and share with you! There may be more in the future because they can cook!

Here’s How to make Barbara’s Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Step 1.  Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 X 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

Fresh Apple Cake Ingredients

Step 2.   In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix oil and sugar until well combined. Add in eggs one at a time. Slowly add in self rising flour until combined and mix in vanilla. Fold in nuts and apples. The batter will be very thick.

TIP for using All Purpose Flour: Mrs. Barbara makes this with self rising flour. But you can use all purpose flour if you do not have self rising. Her original recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 2 teaspoons baking powder.

Apple Cake Batter in mixing bowl

 

Step 3.   Spread into prepared 9 X 13 dish. Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.

Apple Cake Batter in 9 x 13 Dish ready for oven.

Remove from oven and let cool as you start glaze.

Brown Sugar Glaze

Brown Sugar, Powdered Sugar and butter on a tray

Step 1 for Glaze.  In a saucepan, over medium heat, while stirring add butter and brown sugar and cook until it dissolves. Add in powdered sugar and milk and stir until well combined and melted into glaze.

Step 2 for Glaze.  Immediately pour glaze over cake and serve warm.

Make sure to share Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze with someone you love! I truly believe recipes are meant to be shared. I am so glad the Carters shared this with me. Not only do I now have lifelong friends, I have cherished memories made around the table!

 

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze Sliced on White Plate

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Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh Apple Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: nikki@soulfullymade.com

Fresh Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze is a sugary sweet cake filled with fresh apples, pecans, and topped with buttery brown sugar decadence.

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/4 cups cooking oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups self rising flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup nuts, chopped
  • 3 apples, peeled & chopped (I use granny smith apples)

Glaze

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray 9 X 13 pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, mix oil and sugar until well combined. Add in eggs one at a time. Slowly add in flour until combined and mix in vanilla. Fold in nuts and apples.

  3. Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool as your start the glaze.

Brown Sugar Glaze

  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, while stirring add butter and brown sugar and cook until it dissolves. Add in powdered sugar and milk and stir until well combined and melted into glaze.

  2. Immediately pour glaze over cake and serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Mrs. Barbara makes this with self rising flour. But you can use all purpose flour if you do not have self rising. Her original recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 2 teaspoons baking powder.

 
Check cake at 40 minutes for doneness. Cook until golden brown. Each oven and the moisture in the apple will affect cook time. Using Granny Smith or a firm apple will produce the best results.

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7 Comments

  1. Sonia October 10, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Does this cake need to be refrigerated, or stored covered on the counter top?

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com October 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm - Reply

      I store it in the refrigerator but it does become quite moist. The person that shared the recipe with me says she stores it on the counter.

  2. Linda Diaz October 5, 2018 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Hi Nikki, I see you did not leave my original comment on lIne for others to see my problem with the bottom of the cake having too much liquid LEFT in the dish after baking. Do you leave only the favorable comments?
    Anyway, I halved the recipe except for the apples, I found that in a cake pan 8×8, 1/2 to 3/4 cup apples were plenty, (One would have been too much) I also baked it for 45 minutes then it sat for awhile. I then poured the brown sugar glaze over it and it was moist but no liquid in the bottom as before.
    It may do better if the temperature was raised to 350. I will try that next time.
    Linda D.

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com October 5, 2018 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      No I do add all comments, but I had an issue with site, so I will go back and see if I can get them added back in. My reply wasn’t there either. I am glad that you were able to get this to your liking! We enjoy this cake so much and I would hate for anyone to miss out on the deliciousness shared by such a great friend of mine.

  3. Jan Thomas September 30, 2018 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing at our apple celebration of Celebrate 365 Blog Party!

  4. Bernice P September 25, 2018 at 11:23 am - Reply

    This sounds wonderful.. Is there a particular apple you use in the cake? Thank you.
    I am rating the cake just based on how wonderful it sounds and will come back to rate again once I have actually made it.

    • nikki@soulfullymade.com September 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Thank you Bernice! I will update the recipe to include. I use granny smith apples. I like the tart apple with all the sweetness in the cake!

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