Hello friends– It’s that apple-y time of year. And when my super cooking cousin, Brenda sent me this recipe via facebook, I knew it would be good! Studded with apples, walnuts and tiny currant bursts of sweetness, its all an apple cake should be. Then slather on the cream cheese frosting. It’s pretty darn good. Thanks bunches Brenda!!
APPLE CURRANT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
2 medium apple, peeled, cored & chopped to small bits
3/8 cup butter (3/4 stick) at room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup currants
Prepare the apples. Then with an electric mixer cream together the sugar, butter and egg. Blend in the milk. And then mix in the flour, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and salt. Finally with a spoon stir in the walnuts, currants and apples. Spoon the whole bowlful of batter into a cake pan (or 9″ square baking dish) sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until the cake is cooked through and firm to the touch.
Beat together the butter, cream cheese and vanilla with an electric mixer. Then slowly beat in the powdered sugar until it’s a blended. Spread it on the cake after it’s cooled completely. Garnish with walnuts and currants.
P.S. I made this one layer version of the cake for my Bible Study Buddies– they’re dainty eaters. You can double it for a standard two layer cake.