Yes, this is another recipe for yet another Sheet Cake; Apple Sheet Cake to be exact.
I always think of apples and Autumn.
They are synonymous with each other don’t ya think?
Living in Florida, we don’t get to visit the huge apple orchards of the midwest which was always an annual thing.
We would ride in a wagon pulled by a tractor and stop off at our favorite apple grove to pick our own apples!
Of course there were pumpkins and mum flowers and apple cider and hot chocolate and corn stalks and just about anything to do with Fall.
How wonderful those memories are.
Our littles loved it too and I suppose that is how I came up with this apple sheet cake recipe….trying to use up all those baskets of apples we picked.
I would also make apple butter and can it for winter use.
Sigh! Now I just buy it in the store although it is really easy to make,
But I digress.
You know I love sheet cakes and my dear friends, I had almost forgotten about this recipe that has been stuck in my recipe file for ages.
My Bible Study ladies absolutely loved this cake and after our Bible Study, a couple ladies stood munching on the cake which told me they really liked it.
Of course I sent them each home with pieces for each of them… and their hubbies for their desert on this Friday night.
One of the ladies asked for the recipe so here it is.
As most sheet cakes go, this one is very easy also.
In the past I have left it without a frosting or glaze as it is very moist.
But I am also providing the icing recipe just in case you might like to add it.
The recipe I use is like a caramel or some think more butterscotch.
I did add it for the sheet cake I made today and I topped it with a little extra apple and sprinkled on a bit of cinnamon.
The printable recipe is below.
Apple Sheet Cake
- 1 /2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp cinnamon (ground)
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
- 2 beaten eggs (room temperature)
- 2/3 cup Buttermilk (1/2 c sour cream can be substituted)
- 1/4 tsp salt (optional)
- 2 cups Granny Smith apples (chopped)
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1/2 cup Half & Half (or milk)
- 2 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla or maple flavoring
- Grease and flour 15 X 11 X1 inch sheet pan and set oven to 375 degrees
- In a sauce pan, melt the butter and add 1 cup of water and bring to a boil
- Remove from heat, set aside and let cool a bit
- In a large bowl whisk the flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg until well blended
- Add the eggs, vanilla and buttermilk (or sour cream) to the cooled butter mixture and add to the dry ingredients
- Fold in the chopped apples (batter will be stiff)
- Pour into prepared pan and use a flat spreader to even out the top
- Bake for about 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- After removing cake from oven, make the icing if desired.
- In sauce pan, mix the melted butter and brown sugar, bringing to a boil
- Remove from heat and slowly add the half of & half (or milk) mixing to combine ingredients, then return to heat
- Stir occasionally as you bring to another boil. then remove from heat
- Slowly Add in the powdered sugar and finally the vanilla
- Spread glaze/icing over the still warm cake
- Remember that the apples make this a very moist cake and while the icing is delicious, it will seep into the cake and the cake will be even more moist.
Thanks for stopping by…I wish you were here literally and we could sit and sip our cuppa hot tea or coffee and nibble on this delicious apple sheet cake.
Hugs and Blessings Always and please pray for Israel.
Isaiah 47: 4
Our Redeemer-the LORD Almighty is his name-is the Holy One of Israel.