Saturday, September 15, 2012

Apple Cider Spice Cake with Apple Butter Frosting


This yummy cake is full of spiced apple goodness...
And it's super easy too!


You start with a spice cake mix, and add apple cider and applesauce.
No oil or butter involved!

Then you top it with delicious apple butter frosting.
A perfect fall dessert!


Apple Cider Spice Cake with Apple Butter Frosting 
by Bird On A Cake
Ingredients
Apple Cider Spice Cake
  • 1 package spice cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups apple cider
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 eggs
Apple Butter Frosting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup apple butter

Instructions
Apple Cider Spice Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottoms of 3 eight inch round cake pans with wax paper, and spray the sides with cooking oil.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium speed until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 18-22 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Apple Butter Frosting
In a large bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugar a few cups at a time and mix well. Add vanilla, cinnamon and apple butter; beat until fluffy.
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To make it even better, drizzle caramel topping over each slice before serving.

Enjoy!

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38 comments:

  1. just found your blog and am so impressed. I just took a Wilton cake decorating class. I didn't do very well, but your cake designs inspire me to keep trying. I had a question on your andes mint cake. I emailed you from your contact page. Please let me know if you don't get it. megajill@hotmail.com

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  2. Hi! Loving the look of your apple cider spice cake. I've not seen spice cake mix, or apple butter in the UK which is a shame. I'm definitely going to give it a try with what we do have tho :o)

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    1. Hi Rachel! You could use a regular sponge cake mix and add cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and ground cloves. Not sure what to use instead of apple butter, though!

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    2. Rachel, if you have a bread machine you can take two cups of applesauce, cinnamon, nutmeg, & allspice to your taste and set it for three hours. You can also cook it on the stove, just takes a little longer.

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  3. That's so pretty! And wow, it sounds amazing!

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  4. What a gorgeous and easy looking cake! I am loving that you incorporated apple butter in the frosting too:-) I added it to our Apple Pin board:-)

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  5. Yum this sounds so good, and I love apple butter! Gonna have to give it a try.

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  6. Wow, this cake looks (and I'm sure tastes) Amazing!

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  7. Love these flavors and you've made it so easy. Thanks!

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  8. Sooooo going to have to try this, this season! Nice work!

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  9. This looks soooooooooooooo yummy! Great job! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_17_archive.html

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  10. Wow this cake looks amazing!!!!! Sounds absolutely delicious! I'm your newest follower :o)

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  11. Looks yummy and easy to make. Thanks for sharing :) Found you on Lil' Luna's link party!

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  12. oh my WORD, to die for!!! You may be obsessed with cake BUT I think I'm obsessed with your blog, wow! looks delish! bet it tastes even better!

    new follower!
    cheers,
    Dawn

    www.leroylime.blogspot.com

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  13. That looks amazing! I can just imagine how good the house smells when making it! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you again next week!

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  14. I am going to have to try this! Looks so super yummy. Curious--where is this picture taken? On top of what? I love the setup. Looks fabulous!

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  15. I bet this is wonderful! I love that it's easy :) I would love for you to share this post and any other Fall related post you have, at this week's It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party. Hope to see you there!

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  16. Found and followed you through 36th Avenue's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

    Krista

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  17. This looks great! Love anything apple-y in the fall!! My husband will love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. This looks so simple and delicious... just what I need on a Fall evening. I would love it if you would share this on my foodie friday party today.

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  19. This looks delicious! I've been looking for apple butter recipes so thank you!

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  20. This looks so good. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/natural-coconut-bubble-bath-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  21. this sounds delicious!! I had apple cider donuts this weekend....now I think I need cake!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/fall-treats/

    Have a great rest if of the weekend!

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  22. Can I find spice cake mix at any grocery store?

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  23. Your recipes look so good!! I'm pinning this one!

    Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  24. I could definitely enjoy this cake with a cup of hot cider! Beautiful photos too!

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  25. Hello Robin,
    Thanks for the Apple Cider Spice Cake with Apple Butter Frosting recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your Apple Cider Spice Cake with Apple Butter Frosting photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

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  26. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today on Blissful and Domestic. Stop by and check it out:>

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/09/20-fall-treats-feature-friday-linky.html

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  27. Yummy! I pinned your recipe, and am your newest follower. I love spice cake, and the frosting sounds amazing!

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  28. Oh my gosh my mouth is watering!!!! Yummy

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  29. Definitively looks like and awesome cake. I will just have to adapt it a bit since it's impossible to find Spice Cake Mix here in France.
    I will make it like you said in a previous comment, with a Sponge Cake and some spices.

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