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Apple Fritter Cake

 Apple Fritter Cake

original recipe:


For Filling:
  • 1 heaping cup of sliced apples (I cored and quartered and then sliced)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • small pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons water

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (I used a 1/4 cup each of dark and light)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For Cake:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (you could use plain yogurt as well or sour cream)

For Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons milk


For filling: 
Make your filling by combining apples, sugar, water, cinnamon and cornstarch in a small saucepan.  Cook on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly until the sauce is thickend and the apples are a bit soft.  Set aside to cool.  In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together until well combined and set aside.

For Cake: 
Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease and flour a 9×13 baking dish.  Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add applesauce and vanilla and mix till combined.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift the dry ingredients together.  Add the dry ingredients to the batter in three parts alternating with the yogurt in two parts, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.  Beat until just combined.

Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan.  Spoon the cooled apple mixture over the batter carefully and spread as evenly as possible.  Sprinkle 2/3 of brown sugar cinnamon mixture over apples and cover with the rest of the batter.  Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar cinnamon mixture over the top.

Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

For Glaze: 
While the cake is baking, make the glaze.  In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until the glaze is desired consistency.  When the cake comes out of the oven, immediately but carefully pour onto hot cake.  Try to pour as evenly as possible.  You might have to pick up the cake and tilt it to spread the glaze evenly.  I even poured some out that pooled at the corners and repoured that over the top.  Let the cake sit for awhile for the glaze to set.

9 comments for "Apple Fritter Cake"

  1. I baked this over the weekend. The cooking time is erroneous. It says to bake for 45 - 55 minutes. I took it out after only 35 and it was very brown. It was sweet, yes, but not moist. I'd check it after 25-30 mins as not to overcook for maximum moistness

  2. I doubled the apples (but not the rest of the filling ingred). Also, ONLY BAKE FOR 35 min! Cooking time listed is too long.

  3. I doubled the apples (but not the rest of the filling ingred). Also, ONLY BAKE FOR 35 min! Cooking time listed is too long.

  4. I doubled the apples (but not the rest of the filling ingred). Also, ONLY BAKE FOR 35 min! Cooking time listed is too long.

  5. How do you get the cooking time so wrong?? Baked this on our snowed in day...hope it's not too done...

  6. I made this today and yes it only takes about 25 minutes to cook also my apple filling settled toward the bottom of the cake so next time I'll add more of the cake mix in the bottom. I also doubled my apples but not the sauce and sliced thin then chunked the apples. Its a lovely cake and will make it again

  7. I made this tonight. I would suggest doubling or heck, even tripling the apple sauce mixture. I barely had enough to cover half of the cake. It would have been enough for a 8x8 dish, but not 9x13. I also only cooked for about 25 minutes!

  8. Made this tonight. I used 3 cups of apples and cooked for 25 minutes.It's a good cake but next time I will use all Granny Smith apples as I used 1 this time and 2 red ones I had. It was a little to sweet for me.