Apple Cider Spice Cake with Caramel Apple Buttercream

It seems like all I have been baking lately is breads.  Well, I guess that’s because I have been.  And I am not done!  I have another one that I hope to get to this weekend.  So making a cake was way overdue.  Of course, I am keeping with the fall theme.  I came across the recipe for Apple Cider Spice Cake with Apple Butter Frosting on the blog Bird on a Cake.  This blog, by the way, has some great recipes.  Please check it out.

You know what’s so great about this recipe?  You don’t have to peel and chop any apples.  As much as I like baked goods with them, sometimes I just don’t feel like doing that work.

The original recipe, which you can find here, calls for you to divide the batter into 3 8-inch pans.  I did mine in two 9-inch pans (which I borrowed from my mom about 4 years ago and still have) and it worked out great.

The frosting for this cake is absolutely amazing.  I could not find regular apple butter but I did find caramel apple butter by Stonewall Kitchen.  I had no doubt this would work out just fine and I was right.


This cake is a perfect fall dessert and incredibly easy.  I can confirm this because I was able to whip it together with a one year old running around.  Also, it was nice to frost a cake that didn’t have be all smooth and look pretty and that I would obsess over.


And check out my “new” milkglass cake stand!  This is one of 3 cake stands my mom found for me at a yard sale for $2.00!  Love it!  So anyways, you must try this cake.  It’s the perfect way to end a beautiful fall day!

2 thoughts on “Apple Cider Spice Cake with Caramel Apple Buttercream

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