Love and Confections: Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake #AppleWeek

September 28, 2018

Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake #AppleWeek

This semi-homemade Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake with Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Frosting and Apple Cider Cinnamon Apples is a Fall treat that is sure to impress. All the components can be made ahead of time for an easy weeknight dessert or Autumn holiday.

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While I love making cakes from scratch, I do use boxed mixes with a twist often. I added apple cider in place of some of the water and the cake turned out very moist and delicious. I would even try it next time replacing all the water with cider - I love cider that much.

Up until last year, I have only had cider from the grocery store. Granted it still tastes good, but there is nothing like fresh pressed cider. While in Vermont last year, Mr. L&C and I were able to visit a cider mill and have fresh cider, warm cider donuts and go apple picking. I was like a kid in a candy store. Apple picking was my favorite part, since I had never done it before. I cannot wait to plan a trip and take Little L&C to go get some apples. It probably won't be as far as Vermont though.

Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake from LoveandConfections.com #AppleWeek #sponsored

The Cinnamon Buttercream is my new favorite. I used it on my Pumpkin Pecan Pie Layer Cake last week for #PumpkinWeek. I have a few recipe ideas for more fall treats using this frosting too! It pairs perfectly with apples, pumpkin, pecans - all the flavors of the season!

Apple Cider Cinnamon Apples was a last minute delicious decision. I originally posted these apples a few years ago on a #BrunchWeek post for Oatmeal Walnut Waffles with Fried Apples. I didn't have any orange juice or zest, so I used some apple cider instead. It has a great flavor and any leftover fried apples are great for breakfast on top of oatmeal, or dessert on top of ice cream!

Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake from LoveandConfections.com #AppleWeek #sponsored


Thank you Nordic Ware for the Charlotte Cake Pan. Head to the Nordic Ware Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for more recipe ideas!

Spiced Apple Cider Charlotte Cake

Love and Confections

Ingredients

  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix, I used Duncan Hines
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 recipe Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Frosting
  • Apple Cider Cinnamon Apples

Instructions

  1. *Note* You will only be using half of the batter. Prepare a cupcake tin with liners or cake pan with parchment for remaining batter.
  2. Heat oven to 350F. Prepare Charlotte Cake Pan with baking spray or shortening and flour.
  3. Combine ingredients according to package directions. Use half of the batter in the Charlotte Pan. Bake according to package directions, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then invert onto rack to cool completely.
  4. Pipe Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Frosting onto top of cake and top with Apple Cider Cinnamon Apples

Apple Cider Cinnamon Apples

Love and Confections

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot on medium heat, add butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Stir until the sugars and butter start to melt. Add in salt, cinnamon, vanilla and cider, and stir to combine
  2. Add in apples, stirring occasionally, and cook until tender, about 5-8 minutes.

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