Thursday, October 4, 2012

Apple Cider Cake with Apple Butter Frosting

Even though we are having an AMAZING fall here. No seriously it hasn't rained since August I think! Unheard of in Washington! You can definitely tell its fall. The air is crisper, the leaves are falling off the trees, there was frost on my car this morning!

And fall always gives me the urge to bake. Well to bake even more than normal. I haven't been baking cause I am trying to lose the last of the baby weight. 4 more lbs to go to pre-Jensen and then 10 lbs to pre-Jakah!  WOOHOOO!

But the urge to bake was to great yesterday. After seeing a recipe for Apple Cider Spice Cake with Apple Butter Frosting (found on Pinterest but the original recipe is from Bird On A Cake)

It looked DIVINE!!! Seriously!!!

But then I got to thinking. And obsessing, and seriously couldn't get it out of my head. I was trying to figure out another way to make a version of this cake. Because I am lazy and didn't feel like dragging my kids to the grocery store for the ingredients.

Anyways I came up with my own recipe for one. At least I think its my own, I can't find it on the internet.

Apple Cider Cake with Apple Butter Frosting

1 box of white cake mix
1/3 cup of applesauce
3 eggs
4 packets of spiced apple cider mix

Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. I did a 9 x 13 sheet cake

Let cool. and Frost

Apple Butter Frosting (recipe is from Bird On A Cake, I just used less powdered sugar and butter)
1/3 cup of apple butter
1 1/4 cup of powdered sugar (Its all I had)
1/2 cup of butter
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of vanilla

The frosting turned out to taste a little tart, kinda like green apples, but when it was on the cake it was yummy! The sweetness of the cake made up for the lack of sweet in the frosting. If I had more powdered sugar (which I thought I did) the frosting would have been sweeter.

Although I really like how it turned out. So maybe I wouldn't change anything!

PS Yes my pictures suck because its like 6:30 in the morning and no kids are helping me! :) And I am a crappy food photographer. BUT I promise you this cake is good!

This is linked up with:
What's cooking, love?Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Michelle’s Tasty CreationsThe Frugal Girls

made in a dayLove Bakes  Good CakesThe DIY Dreamer

White Lights on WednesdaysPhotobucket


  1. It looks yummy! I have an apple bundt cake that is to die for! Freaky tho, I was just working on a post with the recipe. Don't think I am stalking you when it shows up next week. ;-)

    1. How funny! I almost made this into a bundt cake Ha ha! I can't wait to see your recipe so I can try it :)

  2. Looks YUMMY!!!!!!! Thank you for linking up at Whimsy Wednesdays with The NY Melrose Family and Smart! School {House}

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}

    1. Hope you get to try it! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I need to try this cake! Yum!

  4. Hello Audrey,
    Thanks for the Apple Cider Cake with Apple Butter Frosting recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my kids are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your Apple Cider Cake with Apple Butter Frosting photo in ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

    1. Thank you for the link! I had never heard of it. I submitted this and was accepted. Here is the link

  5. Audrey,
    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! Perfect for Fall. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  6. OMG this looks amazing! Saw you linked up on some blog hops...Would love if if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list! Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!


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