Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Glaze 

Kitchen Concoctions: 

Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 40-45 minutes Yields: one (8x8-inch) cake

Apple snack cake made with fresh apples and topped with a sticky brown sugar glaze.


Apple Cake:

1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar, packed

2 eggs

¼ cup canola oil

¼ cup applesauce

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 small Granny Smith apple, grated

1 small Fuji apple, grated

Brown Sugar Glaze:

1/3 cup brown sugar, packed

¼ cup butter

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon milk


For the apple cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a round or square 8x8-inch pan. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together both sugars and eggs until fully incorporated and light in color. Whisk in oil, applesauce and vanilla, whisking until combined.

Slowly stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture, stirring until the flour is fully incorporated. Fold the grated apples into the batter.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place the hot cake on a wire rack to cool. While cake is still hot, prepare the glaze.

For the brown sugar glaze: Combine all the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a gentle boil. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until glaze thickens. Pour hot glaze over the warm cake. Let glazed cake cool completely before serving.