Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Spiced Apple Cake with Orange Glaze

Was in the Fall Baking Mood yesterday!  After I had spent the afternoon in my studio creating fall things for my booth and an upcoming show, I came home and make this cake for an after school snack! Super moist and full of Fall Spice Flavor!!

Spiced Apple Cake with Orange Glaze

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg- Fresh Ground
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup apple butter
For the glaze:
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
orange zest from 1 orange
2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
Cream sugar and softened butter in large bowl.  Add eggs, beating thoroughly.  Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.  Stir in apple butter.
Pour into a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan
Bake in 350°F oven 55 to 65 minutes or until cake tests done.  Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

Make orange glaze by combining powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange peel. Spoon glaze over warm cake.

adapted from:  Musselmans

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