I was hosting our first neighborhood “soup day” where everyone just brings their favorite drink and an empty soup bowl. We provide the rest. For this one, I made my signature poblano soup! For dessert, I knew I wanted to pair apples with it. What better seasonal fruit than fresh granny smith apples! I decided to play around with a combination of recipes and came up with this delicious cake that was perfect!
Heading to the market to pick up some fresh ingredients for the soup and the dessert, I found myself in a freeze with two other women as we stood in disbelief that the area that usually has the granny smith apples was empty. I actually hadn’t had a chance to prepare a plan “b”. But right around the corner came a produce guy with a cart full of the beautiful apples! Yay!
Once at home I diced up those apples and starting baking this little scrumptious, moist, and so satisfying cake. Everyone seemed to enjoy it and while I hoped that there would be some leftovers, I relished in the fact that I had come up with another future favorite!
The batter alone was delicious and I found myself sampling a bit here and there way too much! That’s when you know the outcome will be even better! LOL
- Cake Batter:
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. ground cinnamon
- 1 t. ground nutmeg
- 1 t. Penzey pie spice blend
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 c. butter, softened
- 2 c. sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 t. baking soda
- 1 T. warm water
- 1 t. vanilla extract
- 2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled/cored/chopped
- Butterscotch Drizzle:
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 10 butterscotch morsels (microwave on low for about 20 seconds or til soft)
- 2 tablespoons milk
- (chopped pecans or walnuts for sprinkling)
- For Cake:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a bundt pan and set aside. In a medium bowl combine the flour and spices and salt and set aside.
- Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl then slowly mix in eggs and vanilla. Blend well.
- Stir together soda and 1 tablespoon warm water, and mix into the sugar mixture.
- Stir in flour mixture then apples until well blended.
- Pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a tester comes out clean.
- Cool in pan. Once cool, shake pan to loosen cake. Turn onto plate.
- For Drizzle:
- Combine the butter and softened morsels and blend in with the powdered sugar and slowly mix in the milk. Continue to blend until you have a soft drizzle consistency. Drizzle over the warm cake and sprinkle with chopped pecans or walnuts.
The perfect dessert to follow a steaming hot, and very hearty soup!
A delicious apple cake with a butterscotch drizzle that is to die for!
Every bite was filled with soft – tart apple and a perfect blend of spices topped with that butterscotch flavoring—–
It was a wonderful evening and a great way to have a low key “friendsgiving” feast without all the hoopla—-tell me about your favorite neighborhood event–I’d love to hear how y’all celebrate or gather to have fun!
On a final note as I leave for the holiday—I wish you and your families a blessed Thanksgiving and safe travels!