Recipes Apple Spice Cake with Sweet Apple Icing Swan and Dolphin

Yield: Recipe yields 1 large bundt cake or 24 small individual molds

Spice Cake


2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup applesauce
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 cup peeled and diced Granny Smith apples



2 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
3 Tbsp. apple cider

Method of Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt, cardamom and cinnamon together and set aside. Beat the eggs and sugar together using a mixer set on medium until the mixture becomes thick. Reduce speed to low and mix in the vanilla and applesauce. Add 1/2 cup melted butter, sour cream and zest and beat until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix until smooth. Fold in apples and place mixture into molds. Bake until a skewer comes out clean (approx. 15 minutes). Cool for 5 minutes in the pan on a wire rack. Unmold the cakes and cool completely on the rack.

To make the icing, stir the remaining melted butter, confectioners sugar and apple cider together in a medium bowl until smooth and drizzle over the cooled cakes. Let the icing set before serving. Enjoy!