Apple Spice Cake – with Perfect Vanilla Icing

¼ teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 cup butter, melted

1 granulated sugar

½ cup brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups buttermilk

1 can apple pie filling

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13 pan.

Whisk salt, baking powder, spices, and flour in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Cream sugar into melted butter until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then mix in vanilla extract.

Add dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk, starting and ending with the flour, mixing gently between each addition. Mix until just combined. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Spoon apple pie filling over cake and bake as directed. Bake Time: 30-40 minutes. Let cool for 15 – 20 minutes. Drizzle with Perfect Vanilla Icing.

 

Perfect Vanilla Icing

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

2–3 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extra

Whisk the confectioners’ sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream, and vanilla extract together. Add another Tablespoon of milk or heavy cream to thin out if necessary. For thicker icing, add a little more confectioners’ sugar.

If not using right away, cover and store icing in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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