Friday, April 26, 2013

Apples All Around

We had a bag of apples in the fridge and David requested that I make apple pie or turnovers or something apple while we have so many apples.  So, last week I made an apple turnover cake. 

K helped me and kept calling it a birthday cake!  :-)  Unfortunately, due to the candy incident, she couldn't have any (did finally get some right before we finished it) but did great when I told her no.  This is very easy to make.  I didn't have any applesauce and just left it out.  I thought the cake was a "tad" dry, so I think the applesauce would have helped with that.  Only used about 2 apples and I thought it could use more.  Try it for yourself.  Would make a good breakfast cake.  :-) 

Apple Turnover Cake adapted from Nerdy Baker

For Filling:
1 heaping cup of sliced apples (I used 2 apples)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons water

1/2 cup brown sugar (I used a 1/4 cup each of dark and light)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For Cake:
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar (I used splenda)
1/2 cup applesauce (didn't use)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup sour cream (I used fat free...originally called for greek yogurt)

For Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons milk


For filling:  Make your filling by combining apples, sugar, water, cinnamon and cornstarch in a small saucepan.  Cook on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly until the sauce is thickend and the apples are a bit soft.  Set aside to cool.  In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together until well combined and set aside.
For Cake:  Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease and flour a 9×13 baking dish.  Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.  Add applesauce (if using) and vanilla and mix till combined.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift the dry ingredients together.  Add the dry ingredients to the batter in three parts alternating with the yogurt in two parts, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.  Beat until just combined. Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan.  Spoon the cooled apple mixture over the batter carefully and spread as evenly as possible.  Sprinkle 2/3 of brown sugar cinnamon mixture over apples and cover with the rest of the batter.  Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar cinnamon mixture over the top. Bake for 45-55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

For Glaze:  While the cake is baking, make the glaze.  In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until the glaze is desired consistency.  When the cake comes out of the oven, immediately but carefully pour onto hot cake.  Try to pour as evenly as possible.  You might have to pick up the cake and tilt it to spread the glaze evenly.  I even poured some out that pooled at the corners and repoured that over the top.  Let the cake sit for awhile for the glaze to set.  Enjoy!


PlumGaga said...

Next time, if you don't have applesauce, peel, core and dice an apple, put in a small saucepan with water to cover, and cook over medium heat till the apple is soft enough to mash up into applesauce.

Peabody said...

Oh this sounds/looks so good.