Monday, September 15, 2014

Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Fudge Icing

 It's still warm enough for tea outside in Texas today.  How about joining me for some Apple Cake and tea?  

I'm using my vintage Harvest Time teacup, by Johnson Brothers. 

I love to cook/bake seasonal flavors and saw this recipe at Southern Plate and decided to make it.  Oh my, is it ever good,  and perfect for a Fall dessert.  I'm being wishful for cooler temperatures!

          For Cake
  • 2 cups self rising flour (I used 1 T. baking powder + 2 t. salt + 2 cups all-purpose flour instead)
  • 1+1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • a few grates of fresh nutmeg (my addition)
  • 2-3 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 

  • For Icing
  • 4 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 8 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Combine all  dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the apples, eggs, oil, water and vanilla and mix with a wooden spoon until well blended and smooth. Spread into a greased 9x13 cake pan.
  2. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool before icing. 
    For icing 
  1. Stir together butter, cream, and brown sugar in a saucepan. Place over medium heat and stir constantly until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Turn heat up to medium high and stir constantly until it comes to a rolling boil. Once boiling, cook for 2 minutes and then remove from heat. Stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla until smooth. Work quickly and use a wire whisk or electric mixer if you prefer. You can add up to 1/2 cup more confectioner's sugar if needed to thicken.
  2. Ice cooled cake as soon as possible. 
I am sharing this with:

Thank you for your visit!  xo


  1. That truly is a seasonal cake Kitty! The icing sounds great too-enjoy:@)

  2. OMG! That cake does sound wonderful Kitty. xo

  3. This cake sounds amazing, Kitty! I just bought some pears to make a pear pie, but after that I think I will have to make this!

    Enjoy your day, friend. Love ya!

  4. Hi Kitty,
    What a pretty Johnson Brother's cup and saucer and so perfect for fall. Your square looks delish too. Happy Tea Day! Karen

  5. Hi Kitty, such a delicious cake with yummy icing. Your teacup is so pretty. Johnson Brothers has some wonderful dishes. I have one of their Xmas dish sets.
    I worked on your blog this morning. I added some code, so spammers can not leave links. I also deleted those anoying spammer's comments. xo

  6. Kitty, your cake sounds wonderful and I love a fudge icing. I always enjoy seeing a JB pattern and yours is perfect for this time of year. Thank you for stopping by and joining me for Tea Time. Enjoy your day.


  7. Oh that cake sounds like something I would like!!!

  8. Looks so good, Kitty! I have lots of apples, too. Sweet tea-cup - perfect for fall! Hope your week is lovely. xo Karen

  9. Love Johnson Brothers transferware and that is a wonderful one. And so perfect with your yummy apple cake. Keepin' that recipe! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  10. This looks delicious Kitty! Caramel and apple just go together, perfect for fall. And I really like your teacup, also perfect for fall. We actually have turned the heat on here, quite a turnaround in our weather! Enjoy your week. xo, Deborah

  11. Oh my goodness Kitty! This cake looks so yummy! I just love your Johnson Brothers teacup...lovel post!

  12. Apple Cake...yum! It looks delicious, Kitty. I love your teacup, too.

  13. Kitty, you had me at caramel!! Hope this is easy. Every time I make caramel icing it doesn't work for some reason. Love that tea cup so much. PINNING when at my computer.

  14. Looks pretty tasty with your autumn teacup Kitty. I think the icing on the cake is what will make this dessert popular!

  15. Beautiful, I can smell that delicious cake from here!

  16. Hi Kitty: Thank you for the kind words today. It did make me feel better. I have that Harvest Tea Cup. I need to take it out and share it. Your dessert is amazing, again. You are a good lady. Hugs, Martha

  17. Hello dear Kitty
    Your apple cake sounds and looks delicious - thank you for sharing your recipe!
    A beautiful tea cup too - perfect for your season!
    Shane x

  18. Oh dear...I'm "FALLing" in love with this recipe & with your Harvest Time teacup, too! What a perfect combo!
    At first I thought the icing might be maple flavored, based on the color. I may try it that way, switching out the vanilla flavoring for my favorite maple. I adore apple cake in any form!!

    I'll gladly send you some of our cool, wet weather. Our furnace has been running constantly since Sat. It was only 56º this morning!!!! Brrrr!

  19. ooops...forgot to say that, in the past, when I've made my recipe for apple cake, I substitute applesauce for the oil required in the recipe. Same moistness, less fat, no difference in fact, maybe a wee bit more apple!

  20. What a perfect tea cup for the season, and vintage too!

  21. YUM!! Gorgeous autumn teacup and a great recipe - thanks, Kitty! Big hugs!

  22. I always have such a sweet tooth after I visit your blog! :)
    Your tea cup matches your theme perfectly.

  23. Here is another wonderful recipe from you. Thank you! You are indeed a great baker. I love that cup and saucer pattern and have seen it in the antique malls!

  24. OH, just give me the pan with the icing in it!! That is the recipe my mother-in-law wouldn't share and then all of a sudden she gave the icing recipe to my oldest daughter and her two daughters were so upset. It is just incredible.

  25. Boy this looks delicious, Kitty!! My husband loves caramel icing and I think the whole cake sounds really scrumptious. :) I'm going to pin this now (as usual) :) Have a great day!

    Big Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  26. Hi Kitty,
    I just love Fresh Apple Cake and the Caramel Fudge makes it really special. I love having tea out on the patio right now the weather is just beautiful. Hope you have a good trip and that you Mom will be doing better with each day. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  27. YUM Kitty, I love this type of frosting. The combination of it and the apple cake sounds delicious! Pinning. Thanks for sharing with SYC. Oh, and I love your teacup!

  28. Wow, what an awesome cake! Love your harvest teacup, too.

  29. The tea cup is very appealing. I've been wanting to indulge in some fall dishes and that pattern is so charming. The cake looks yummy. Apple and caramel what's not to love! Let's face it any recipe involving the words cake, frosting, and fudge is bound to be a hit. Always a pleasure to visit with you!

  30. Oh, I am SO going to pin this and try it out when I'm back on my feet again!!!!!!!! I LOVE caramel icing, and apple cake....the hot diggity bomb, for sure!!! I first tasted apple cake when in Boston on business many years ago. My colleague and I were having lunch at an outdoor cafe on Faneuil Square. We decided to share a dessert. I ended up telling her to get her own...that one was ALL MINE!!!!!!

    This is a great recipe for fall, and I know my neighbors are going to enjoy it!!! Thanks, and have a great week!

  31. Your cake sounds wonderful Kitty, especially with the Caramel Fudge Frosting! Harvest Time was my grandmother's everyday pattern. I have a few pieces of hers, several chipped but love them just the same from all the wonderful memories that hold :)

  32. I love, love fresh apple cake! The frosting on this one sounds great. Your cup and saucer are beautiful! Hope you've enjoyed these cooler early mornings ~ delightful to walk my dog.


  33. I need to make an apple cake. I think I will try your frosting on some cupcakes. I like the idea of using brown sugar.



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