Thursday, August 3, 2017

Try It Thursday: Apple Cake


Happy Thursday! Back to school is right around the corner, and apples are the classic symbol for school. We made THIS apple cake back in February, and Ari asks to make it all the time. Although a lot of people think of apple desserts as a fall thing, my people will eat apple anything all year round! I did not create this recipe and made it as is, so today is simply a re-share. It's a big sheet cake, so invite some friends over, pick up some vanilla ice cream, and demolish this cake for a fun end of summer hurrah!



Ingredients:
* 2 cups peeled & chopped Granny Smith apples
* 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons flour
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 cup water
* 1/2 cup buttermilk
* 2 eggs

Frosting:
* 1/8 cup caramel sauce
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
* 6 Tablespoons milk
* 3.5 cups powdered sugar

Directions:
* Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
* Grease a jelly roll or sheet pan.
* Mix flour, sugar, and cinnamon in a large bowl.
* Bring butter, water, and shortening to a boil in a medium sauce pan. 
* Once the mixture has reached a boil, add it to your flour mixture. Stir to combine.
* Next, add buttermilk, baking soda, eggs, and vanilla to the mixture. Stir after each addition.
* Stir apples into the mixture.
* Pour the mixture into the pan, and bake for 20 minutes.
* Let the cake cool for approximately 20 minutes.

* To make the frosting, melt your butter in the microwave. 
* Add milk, powdered sugar, caramel sauce, and vanilla to the butter and stir.
* Spread the frosting over the cooled cake.
* Enjoy! 

Note: The frosting gets a little messy, so I put foil under the pan to catch all of the drips. You could also poke holes in the cake and let the cake soak up more of the frosting. 

How does your family celebrate the end of summer? Are there any recipes your family requests for the start of the school year? Tell me in the comments below, and make sure you link up to share your favorite recipe of the week! 

20 comments:

  1. I can't think Fall yet because our season is a little later than yours- our kids were in school up until the week before the 4th of July SO we maximize our summer days. We still have another month before the school routine starts. I am making a pact however, to do a good job with meal planning again in the fall and will def incorporate some of the kids favorite- Dr. Pepper Ribs, Mac and Cheese, etc :)

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    1. Color me jealous! I wonder if I could convince my kids to try ribs- Robert hates bones in food, but maybe I can talk them into it!

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  2. Yep, definitely putting this on the menu, yum!!!

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    1. I love the caramel sauce on top- so good! You need to share some of your daughter's concoctions!

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  3. I pinned this because it screams fall to me even though it said year round :). Love new apple recipes! Happy Thursday and thanks for sharing! xoxo ERIN

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    1. We are making your strawberry shortcake for dessert tonight! Can't wait!

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  4. Oh this sounds SO good and now it kind of has me dreaming of fall :-)

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    1. I guess because I live in Texas and never get to experience apple picking, I never equate apples to just fall. We're an equal season opportunist family here! :)

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  5. Ohhhhh this looks SO yummy!!! Apple harvest is about to take place here in Washington which is always huge. I can't wait to make this! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I'd love to pick fresh apples! The best we get is fresh strawberries about an hour outside of town.

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  6. My whole family would rip into this. This is definitely going to make it into the fall rotation.

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  7. So apple cake has never really appealed to me but with all that yummy, gooey looking topping I'm thinking I could get on board with this one. I see why Ari asks for it.

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    1. Yea, I'm not really a fruit in dessert person, but it definitely got eaten really quickly!

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  8. This sounds so delicious! I am saving this to make in the fall!

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  9. Oh man, that sounds SO good! I'm totally filing this away to make this fall!

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  10. Apple season here you come and this cake will be in my oven and my mouth!!! Yummo!

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    1. Hope you guys enjoy it! Wish we had apple picking here in Houston!

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