Here's another cake that ticks all our boxes. Easy to make. Check. Simple ingredients. Check. Tastes delicious. Check. Better using SideSwipe. Check!
We slightly adapted this recipe from one by Once Upon a Chef. It's a super simple single layer cake that's perfect for the fall, when apples are at their most delicious. Apples are the star of this cake, so choose wisely. We used Honeycrisp apples, but you can use Granny Smith or any other tart-sweet apple that stays firm when you bake. You don't want the apples to disappear. The recipe calls for rum, and you get a little zing from its addition to the cake. But you can replace it with juice or a combination of water and rum extract if you like.
We baked our cake in an 8 x 8-inch pan. You can also use a 9-inch round pan if you prefer. Check the cake about 10 minutes before the finish time. Our baked faster than the original recipe. The cake is done when the top is golden and light finger pressure bounces back.
This cake serves 9 with average size pieces, 6 if you're like our folks. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and/or whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Theoretically, the cake will keep for several days at room temperature. We found it didn't last that long at our house!
This is one delicious cake. It's a family favorite that we make for parties and anytime we want something chocolatey but not too chocolatey. Best of all, it's EASY to make. It starts with a boxed cake mix and comes together quickly with SideSwipe on your KitchenAid mixer. It will be eaten just as quickly! Make this soon. Your friends and loved ones will thank you.
The recipe, adapted from one by the Cake Doctor, doesn't call for any icing. And we prefer it that way. But if you want to make it look more festive, drip a chocolate ganache over it as we did for the photos.
Crumb topping is a great way to add a little something extra to muffins, cupcakes, coffee cake and pies. And it's so easy to make! Ingredients Instructions Notes This recipe makes enough crumbs to top a 9" pie. It can easily be halved or doubled depending on your needs.
Crumb topping freezes really well, so make a big batch so you can have some on hand whenever the baking mood strikes. You can mix it up in the mixer, but be careful not to mix it too long, as it can become tough and greasy. We hand mix ours.
Crumb topping can burn if baked at over 350 F for more than 20 minutes.
If your recipe is baked over 350 F, remove the recipe from the oven when there are twenty minutes remaining, add the crumb topping, and return to the oven.
Otherwise, you can sprinkle the crumb topping over the batter, just before baking.
Adding crumbs may cause the bake time of your recipes to change. Be sure to check your dessert for doneness before removing it from the oven.
Nutrition Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Here are some tender and delicious cupcakes that are so muffin-like, you can eat them for breakfast! They're especially good topped with a simple crumb topping you can get the recipe for here. Your friends and family will be really impressed by the professional look you'll achieve. You don't need to confess that they're easy!
We slightly adapted a recipe from the Cupcake Project - a great source for gorgeous baked goods. These little cakes are best using a crispy apple. We used some Honeycrisps that were a little wrinkly.
We also cut back on the spices the original recipe called for. We found them plenty flavorful. But if you want them to pack a zingy, autumn punch, feel free to double the spices listed.
We also reduced the original baking time recommended for these cupcakes. We found that are cupcakes were a little overbaked at less than the recommended time. But ovens vary, so use your judgement on when they seem done.
Recipe makes 12 cupcakes. Depending on how you top them, they will keep on the counter in sealed container for several days. They also freeze well without frosting.
Nutrition Calories: 500kcal | Carbohydrates: 76g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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