Fresh Apple Cake with Eggless Eggnog Frosting

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Well is that title a mouthful or what? But that’s only because this cake is… a mouthful of deliciousness!

Hold the front door! 

Not to put down all my other posts, but this cake is hands down at the top of my list for favorite recipes. It’s kind of like a pake (pie & cake). It’s chewy and chunky like a pie, but fluffy and light like a cake! How does it get any better than that? And the eggless eggnog frosting, I can’t even. There’s just so much deliciousness wrapped up in one cake.

Also, this continues the week of Grandma’s cookbook recipes (who liked the corn pudding?)

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This cake started out as gingerbread, then turned into banana cake, and finally ended up as apple cake. Ha ha.. I just couldn’t decide! But I think apple cake is perfect for this time of year.

And now that I think about it, this would be the perfect dessert to bring to my family’s pre-christmas Christmas celebration this weekend!

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This is my last full week of teaching before the christmas holidays, and one week away from finishing my personal school classes for the semester, and I.am.pumpeddd.

My family and I leave a week from tomorrow for a little place called Telluride, Colorado… and I am literally about to pee my pants with excitement. Snow, snowboarding, lots of food, visiting old friends, more snow, apple cider (maybe?), afternoon popcorn breaks with dad, watching tons of tv and movies, it’s going to be the best three weeks ever! Then after that, Mom and I are cruising to a little place called Park City, Utah for a little film festival called SUNDANCE! Oh my gosh I’m getting heart palpitations just typing this.

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So clearly this is going to be the best holiday break ever, and clearly I’m going to have a blast, and clearly I will still be posting ahhmazing food recipes for everyone to try, and clearly I’m saying clearly (and little) too much.

Okay, back to this beaute. Apple cake. Everyone should try it because everyone will love it. And the frosting is my signature frosting, like I literally make it for everything (I may or may not have once made it late at night and eaten it straight out of the bowl.) and it is foolproof. So there ya go!

Alright, I am done. GO MAKE THIS CAKE!

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And needless to say… Vivian loved it.

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Fresh Apple Cake with Eggless Eggnog Frosting
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Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups regular flour, sifted
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 cups peeled, diced apples (I used organic granny smith)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup eggnog (I used Tara Stiles recipe, link below)
Instructions
For the cake:
  1. Grease and flour 9x13 pan.
  2. Preheat the over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Beat the eggs
  4. Gradually add the sugar, oil, and vanilla
  5. Sift in the next five ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg)
  6. Stir in the apples and pecans
  7. Bake for 45 minutes
For the icing:
  1. In a large bowl or stand up mixer, combine the shortening and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add the powdered sugar gradually.
  3. Add the eggnog until the right consistency is reached (fluffy and smooth, but not too wet)
  4. When the cake has cooled, at least fifteen minutes, add the frosting, serve, and enjoy :)
Notes
The cake batter will be much thicker than a usual cake. And sometimes the frosting requires more than ¼ cup of the eggnog mix and sometimes less, depends on personal taste too.

Here’s Tara Stiles Eggless Eggnog Recipe !

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Okay, I might have loved it too, just a little, clearly ;)

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