Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

This delicious and easy Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting is perfect for fall baking!

So I made cake. And then I ate cake. And then I couldn’t stop eating cake.

So I gave the cake away.

Which is now someone else’s problem. And problem it for sure is. This apple cake is absolutely, insanely delicious. And oh yeah, there’s a perfect brown butter frosting that will change your life.

Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

I’m usually not a huge bundt cake girl, because 1) the damn cakes always stick to the pan and 2) there is never enough frosting. But, in recent years I’ve made peace with the fact that it might stick to the pan (enter frosting).

But when I discovered Kentucky Butter Cake I knew I had to come around the bundt side of things. And fast.

Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

The cake batter is super easy. It’s a thick batter, but the apples give it moisture!

IMG_3891Mix the chopped apples into the batter and spread it into your pan, which you need to grease to within an inch of it’s life.

Apple Cake with Browned Butter FrostingBake it up and your house will smell like fall.

Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Give it about 10 minutes to cool in the pan and then pray and surrender your first born child to the “Please-Don’t Let-My-Bundt-Stick-Gods”Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Then go ahead and make your frosting.  Which is the most delicious browned butter frosting ever in all existence.

Brown your butter and then mix in some powdered sugar…Apple Cake with Browned Butter FrostingAnd then milk and vanilla…

Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Spread that all over your cake…Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

And eat that thang.Apple Cake with Browned Butter FrostingSeriously, go make this cake.

 

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Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: serves 12 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

serves 12


Ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 cups chopped apples, about 3 medium. I used Granny Smith

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 23 tablespoons milk

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350*
  2. Generously grease a fluted bundt pan (12 cup pan)
  3. In bowl of stand mixer beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  5. Add in baking soda, salt and cinnamon and beat until incorporated.
  6. Turn mixer to low and add in flour. Mix until just combined.
  7. Stir in chopped apples.
  8. Fill prepared pan with cake batter and bake for 55-65 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then remove cake from pan onto a wire rack to continue cooling.

Frosting

  1. In a small saucepan melt butter and cook over medium heat until butter is a golden color, stirring consistently.
  2. As soon as butter is golden, remove from heat and beat in powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk using a hand mixer. Add more milk until the consistency you desire is reached. if you prefer more of a glaze than a frosting you will need to add a few more tablespoons of milk than the recipe calls for.
  3. Frost top of cake.
  4. Slice and serve.

Notes:

store at room temperature for up to 3 days covered.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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80 Responses
  1. There is a lady in my church where I grew up and she would make an apple cake that looks similar to this one! Brings back great memories, and I also love old fashion cakes like this one! Can’t wait to try this one!

    1. Pat

      Just give it a good shake after about ten minutes. Shake it all around and up and down to loosen it in the pan, then place a plate over the pan and flip it. Cake should come out whole!!

  2. Rebecca

    I swear, I am not sure what I find most amazing……..your recipes or your musings! I am never sure what to look at first……the recipe and pics or your so entertaining narratives! Thanks so much!

  3. Nancy L. Bowen

    This looks so good—and I haven’t heard of browned butter frosting in ages! Can’t wait to make this—even if I eat the whole thing by myself! Thanks!

  4. Connie

    Was there by chance any thing left out of the recipe, like oil? I just whipped it up and it seems pretty dry. I looked on other recipe sites and they all had oil listed. I added oil to mine. Hope I didn’t mess it up!

    1. Shelly

      There is a whole cup of butter in the recipe, that is enough, trust me! I can’t imagine why your batter would be dry…
      Let me know how it came out!

  5. Victoria V

    That cake looks amazing! Going on my fall baking list. And my husband and I just binge-watched the second season of Scandal in a few days. Gotta love Netflix! Ah! Can’t wait for season 3!

  6. Sarah

    I made this last weekend…and it was unbelievable! And, it received so many rave reviews it has moved to the top of my fall baking list! Thanks so much for sharing — keep your awesome, tasty recipes!

  7. Okay, I can`t read your blog at night anymore. All I want to do is stuff myself with all of these fantastic desserts. Yes to cake. And, yes to apples in the cake!!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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