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Old-Fashioned Glazed Apple Cake

TRIED &TRUE* OLD-FASHIONED GLAZED APPLE CAKE! A TENDER, MOIST CAKE LOADED WITH APPLES AND WARM SPICES!
Course cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword african american, apples, cinnamon, country, lemon pound cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 cake
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract optional but so yum
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ½ teaspoons cinnamon divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • cups Granny Smith apples about 4 apples (peeled and diced/grated into tiny pieces)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • VANILLA GLAZE
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2-3 Tablespoons half n half
  • splash of vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  • Mix in eggs.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and butter extract.
  • Fold in applesauce. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together very well, flour, baking soda, salt, 3 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients into wet ingredients alternating with the buttermilk.
  • Mix diced apples with remaining cinnamon and fold into batter.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until moist crumbs clings to toothpick after being inserted into the cake. (Check it at the 45-minute mark)
  • Remove from oven and let sit in a pan until pan is warm. (The cake will continue to cook as it cools so be careful not to overbake.)
  • Remove cake from pan and let cool completely on a cooling rack.
  • Combine the glaze ingredients until smooth and pourable. (adding more half n half a little at a time if needed)
  • Drizzle over cooled cake.
  • Serve once glaze has hardened (flavor intensifies the next day!)

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