This recipe is filed under the “If a little is good, then more is better” category! Since I was a baby (well..at least a toddler..lol) I have adored Apple Fritters! Every Sunday my dad would make his way to umm..wherever people went to get a Newspaper (remember those?) and he’d always come home with an Apple Fritter for me! Ahh..nothing like the bullet-proof metabolism of a child..haha!
Anyway~ I really wanted to create a GIANT Apple Fritter inspired cake that would last me for days and days! Err.., I won’t tell you how long it may or may not have actually lasted, but I will tell you that it was an awesome and tasty 15 minutes at least..LOL!
I cut shallow slices all over this cake just to give it those fritter-like hills and valleys to hold all of that classic glaze and to ensure a glaze filled bite every time, just like an authentic Apple Fritter!
Oh boy~~oh boy, did this ever work! I’m talking about warm, apple filled cake that’s spiced to perfection with the classic flavors of that doughnut from heaven! Big bites of real Apple filling are studded between clouds of cinnamony cake, that are literally dripping in sweet glaze! Perfect for that Fall/holiday table and SO easy~ like, super easy! You will LOVE it!
What you’ll need:
1 21 0z. can of Apple Pie Filling
1 1/2 cups of self rising flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple juice/cider
2-3 tbsp. of cinnamon..yep..lots!
A 9″ round cake pan..for an authentic “fritter” look
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
milk or cream, enough to get it nice and thick..about 1/4 cup or so, but add slowly!
Chop up the apple pie filling into small pieces, you still want to know what they are in the cake though!
In a large bowl add the flour, cinnamon, sugar and apple juice..
Mix the dry ingredients until well combined!
Now, add in the chopped apple pie filling and gently mix well…
Pour the batter into the sprayed and lined baking pan, even out the top…
Bake it at 350 for approx. 25-30 minutes, or until it’s golden and cooked all the way through.
Let it cool completely…
When it’s cool, slice shallow, 1″ or so slices evenly throughout the cake, making sure not to cut all the way through. The glaze with soften the bottom up, and it will be easy to separate!
Pour that glaze a.k.a the BEST part..all in, on, over, under and around that glorious apple fritter cake!
Now serve it up…
Try not to eat it all yourself…
But if you do, no one has to know..lol! ~Enjoy! 🙂