Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake

Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake IMAGE Image by: Slow Cooker Apple Spice Cake IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

As this cake bakes, it fills the air with the heavenly scent of spiced apples. The rich nutty flavour of brown butter icing transforms this everyday treat into a company-worthy dessert. Cost: $0.50/serving

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2015

Ingredients

Brown Butter Icing:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
Cake:
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger and ground cloves
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 1 cup diced cored peeled apple

Method

Cake: Place insert of 5- to 6-quart (5 to 6 L) slow cooker on sheet of parchment paper. Adding 2 inches (5 cm), trace around bottom; cut out shape. Grease insert; line with parchment paper cutout.

In large bowl, beat together butter, brown sugar and oil until smooth. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in applesauce and vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Add to butter mixture along with apple; stir just until moistened. Scrape into prepared slow cooker, smoothing top. Cover and cook on high until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, about 2 hours.

Turn off slow cooker; uncover and let cool for 15 minutes. Using parchment paper, lift out cake onto rack; let cool completely. Peel off parchment paper.

Brown Butter Icing:
In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; continue to cook, stirring, until nutty brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Let cool slightly. Whisk in icing sugar until smooth. Spread over top of cake.

Nutritional facts per each of 16 servings: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 215 mg
  • Sugars 23 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 265.0
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Potassium 96 mg
  • Cholesterol 46 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 36 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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