Grandma Felicia’s Apple Spice Cake Recipe From Sista Felicia

Grandma Felicia’s Apple Spice Cake

all photos Sista Felicia

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Ingredients:
3 Granny Smith apples
2 Macintosh apples
2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 pinch ground clove
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cardamom
2 Tablespoon vanilla
½ Tablespoon vanilla bean paste
1 cup white sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
1 cup vegetable oil
1 ½ tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
Recommended ingredients: use fresh apples from your local apple orchard.  I highly recommend taking some time out of your busy life and spend a few hours picking apples with your family and or friends. I promise ….It will make your life a little sweeter and the cake!

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Icing ingredients:
3 cups confectionary sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3    tablespoon warm milk (add more or less milk to get desired icing thickness)
·    Combine all  ingredients in a bowl and whisk into a smooth and silky icing
Preheat oven 350 degrees
Step 1: using an apple cutter cut and core apples

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Step 2: remove the skin with a pairing knife and cut into bite size pieces
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Step3: place apples in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoon of cinnamon and set aside

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Step 4: in a separate bowl sift together all dry ingredients

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Step 5:  using a handheld mixer or stand mixer set on a medium speed beat eggs 2 minutes then add oil, vanilla and orange juice and continue to mix for 1 additional minute

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Step 6: on a lower speed carefully add dry ingredients

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Step 7: continue mixing until all ingredients come together forming a smooth cake batter

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Step 8:  fold apples into cake batter

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Step 9: flour and grease bunt pan or spring form pan (Baker’s Joy is a must have in your pantry during baking season)

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Step 10: add the cake batter to prepared pan and place on a foil or parchment paper lined cookie sheet

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Step 11: bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a cake tester or wooden skewer is inserted and removed cleanly
Step 12: cool 10 min and remove cake from pan

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Step 13: Drizzle with vanilla icing

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Enjoy!!!

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