A deliciously moist apple spice cake with a smooth cinnamon frosting and apple cider drizzle. This amazing 3-layer 6-inch cake is the perfect showstopping dessert for your fall feast.
I haven't made nearly enough cakes for the blog. Sometimes when I go through the recipe index, I wonder what it is I am actually making for the blog because there just isn't nearly enough of anything. I obviously need to get my butt in gear and spread the love to all the different desserts out there. I said earlier in the year that I wanted to work on my cake skills. I made what? Coffee Flavored Cake, Honey Cake, and a Lemon Blueberry Cake? That isn't nearly enough cake. Consider this as a promise to give you more cake. I am also going to make more cookies because for a site called A Cookie Named Desire, there aren't nearly enough cookies around here. But trust me, I plan on sharing a lot of cookies with you for the holidays. You cookie plates will be filled to the brim come Christmas.
At least I am coming to you with some cake right now. Probably my favorite seasonal cakes ever. This apple spice cake is everything! It has a lovely dose of cardamom and cinnamon, then a smooth cinnamon frosting that I adapted from this recipe from my friend at Sugar Hero. I then topped it with some of the apple cider caramel I made earlier. My original idea was to use the caramel for something else, but I am so glad I saved it for this cake because look at how gorgeous it is!! I love a good drippy cake.
I cannot over sell how incredible this cake is. It's more dense than your typical cake - it would work really well as a bundt cake if you ever wanted to convert it - and also so incredibly moist. It isn't too sweet, nor is the frosting. The brightness of the apple cider caramel pairs incredibly well with the cake. It's the perfect cake to have with a cup of tea or coffee after a long day when you want to relax with something sweet, and perhaps a good book (I am reading The Winter People if you want to read along with me!)
Apple Spice Cake