New Age Apple Cake

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

This cake is made with apples and sauerkraut. The sauerkraut adds moisture and a coconut-like texture. The cake's cinnamon-apple flavor is perfect for the fall and winter season, and it's great to take to parties.
It's moist and tender and topped with a cream cheese frosting.
Photo and recipe from newspaper clipping so long ago....

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
12
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CAKE

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 4 large
    eggs
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil
  • 16 oz
    sauerkraut, rinsed well and squeezed dry in a cheese cloth
  • 1 large
    granny smith green apple, peeled,cored,coarsely grated and squeezed dry also
  • 1 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • NEW CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 16 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated orange rind
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make New Age Apple Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350^. Line bottoms of two 8-inch round cake pans with waxed paper. Grease or spray pans and paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg in a medium size bowl, set aside.
  3. Mix sugars together in large bowl, breaking up any lumps. Whisk in eggs, then oil, until blended. Stir in sauerkraut, apple and nuts. Add flour mixture and stir just until moistened(like for muffins).
  4. Spoon batter into prepared cake pans. Bake about 35 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan.
    Let cool 10 minutes, then invert cakes onto wire racks to cool completely. Remove waxed paper.Spread with frosting.
  5. New Cream Cheese Frosting
    Whip cream cheese, slowly adding sugar, until fluffy. Add heavy cream, orange rind, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix well. Spread on cake..Makes 2 1/4 cups.

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About New Age Apple Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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