Desserts

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake is a sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. One bite and you’ll be hooked!

Apple Spice Cake - A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. #apples #spicecake

Apple Spice Cake

It’s crazy to me to think it’s already October. This year has flown by so quickly for me. I’m glad that the colder weather is here. Don’t hate me for saying that, but I just hate being hot and sweaty. Bring on the hot drinks, comfort food and sweater weather. 

Another thing I love about this time of year is the delicious fall recipes. Pumpkin spice is nice, but let’s not forget the apples! I made the most scrumptious Apple Spice Cake that is so fitting for this time of year. It’s everything you want in a cake recipe and more.

Apple Spice Cake - A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. #apples #spicecake

I love how it’s moist and melts in your mouth. Each bite is packed full of apples and spices. The sweet orange glaze topping adds a yummy flavor contrast. 

Serve it for dessert or with your afternoon tea or coffee. Everyone in my home loved it and it was gobbled up quickly.

Apple Spice Cake - A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. #apples #spicecake

Apple Spice Cake Ingredients

The cake ingredients are pretty typical for what you’d expect them to be.

You’ll need:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Apples
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Salt
  • Walnuts
  • Raisins

The glaze is made out of butter, sugar and the peel and juice of one orange.

Apple Spice Cake - A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. #apples #spicecake

Best Apples for Baking

I like to use Honeycrisp apples in my baking recipes. The only issue with them is that they are more expensive. I can’t resist their sweet taste though. They work really well in baking recipes.

Other apples that would also be good to use are Granny Smith, Cortland, Red Delicious, Fuji or Braeburn.

Apples are plentiful right now so keep an eye out for sales and pick up a bunch to use in your recipes this season.

Apple Spice Cake - A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. #apples #spicecake

How to Make Apple Spice Cake

Grab a 9×13 baking pan and let’s do this! Grease and flour the baking pan. 

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar with a mixer. Stir in the grated and peeled apples.

In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Stir this mixture into the apple mixture. Stir in the walnuts and raisins. Spread the batter into the baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes at 350F.

To make the orange glaze, stir together butter, orange peel, orange juice and sugar in small pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Pour the orange topping over the baked cake and serve.

Apple Spice Cake - A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. #apples #spicecake

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How to Store Apple Spice Cake

Cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

You can also freeze Apple Spice Cake. Wrap the cake or put in a freezer safe container. Make sure to eat it within 3 months. 

Apple Dessert Recipes

Check out my other apple desserts!

What is your favorite apple dessert for fall?

Apple Spice Cake - A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze. #apples #spicecake

Apple Spice Cake

Apple Spice Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A sweet fall cake made with apples, raisins and spices and topped with a delicious orange glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup Honeycrisp apples, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 grated peel and juice of orange

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with a mixer. Stir in apples.
  3. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt. Stir into apple mixture.
  4. Stir in walnuts and raisins. Spread batter into baking pan. Bake for 40 minutes.
  5. In small saucepan, stir together 1 tbsp butter, orange peel and juice and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Pour hot orange topping over cake and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 378 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 382mg Carbohydrates: 59g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 38g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 4g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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