This post first appeared on Yellow Bliss Road where I am a contributor.
Easy desserts like this Apple Spice Cake are great for all your Fall gatherings! From game day to birthdays, this easy cake will be a hit with all your guests!
Fall is my favorite season of the year. We don’t get leaves changing colors here in Arizona, but thankfully the weather cools down and I can start baking again! I love cookies, cakes, and muffins filled with baking spices and seasonal ingredients like pumpkin and apples.
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While layer cakes are great, sometimes I don’t want to go through all the effort. It’s nice to through everything in a pan, bake it, cool it, and slap a bunch of yummy frosting on top! Bam. Easy. Done. Delicious!
I like topping this cake with cream cheese frosting spiked with a little cinnamon, but it would be delicious with vanilla buttercream too.
If you want to get extra fancy, you could sprinkle extra cinnamon on top, some more diced apples – a combination of Granny Smith and Gala would be pretty with all the colors, or even candied pecans.
No matter how you dress it up, this Apple Spice Sheet Cake is a comforting and tasty dessert you’ll want to make again and again!
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch x 13-inch pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt until combined. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 2 additions, mixing until just combined after each addition. The batter will be thick.
- Use a wooden spoon or a spatula to stir in the apples. Transfer the cake batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly.
- Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Carefully remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for about an hour, or until about room temperature.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon until smooth. Add milk as needed, until desired consistency is reached.
- Spread frosting over the top of the cake in an even layer. Sprinkle with more ground cinnamon if desired.