Monday, August 18, 2014

Spiced Apple Loaf Cake with Orange Glaze Icing

Here's another great Fall Dessert!
This one comes from Aunt Faye's recipe collection.

Spiced Apple Loaf Cake:

Here's what you'll need:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1 -( 9"X 5")  Standard Loaf Pan or 4 -(6" X 2 1/2") Small Loaf Pans.
Brush them well with Pan Release Mix. (equal parts of Crisco, Vegetable Oil and Flour) I start with 1 C of each, mix well in a jar and refrigerate. I aways have it available for all of my baking needs.

2 C Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
3/4 C Butter, softened
2 Eggs
1/2 C Buttermilk
1 C Apple Butter

1 C Confectioner's Sugar
2 TBS Orange Juice
1 TBS Orange Zest

In a mixing bowl:
Baking Soda
Whisk well and set aside.

In a large Mixing Bowl, with a hand mixer:
Cream together well.
Eggs and continue beating to incorporate well.
Alternately add Flour Mixture and Buttermilk, begin and end with Flour mixture.
Mix just until combined.
Fold in the Apple Butter, by hand.

Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake 55 minutes for the large loaf pan and bake 30 - 35 minutes for the small pans.
A toothpick in the center should come out clean.
Remove the pan to a cooling rack and Ice the cake while it's still warm.

Prepare the Glaze:

In a mixing bowl, with a hand mixer.
Confectioner's Sugar
Orange Juice
Orange Zest
Beat until smooth
Ice the top of the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Allow to cool completely.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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