This is a fantastic cake. It has chunks of apples in it and is covered with brown sugar frosting.
When you make the frosting, it make not seem like enough. But, believe me, it is.
It is really moist. It is also made with whole wheat flour. So, it you are looking to add more whole grains to your diet, this fits the bill.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease and flour a 9″x13″ cake pan.
2-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 cup(2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups peeled and chopped apples-4 apples
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices an a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars til light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
Mix in the water and vanilla extract.
Blend in the flour mixture and stir til evenly moistened.
Fold in the apples.
Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-45 minutes until the cake tests done when using the toothpick test.
Remove the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.
BROWN SUGAR FROSTING-
5 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons milk
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar and salt and cook until the sugar melts.
Add the milk, bring to a boil, and pour into a mixing bowl to cool for 10 minutes.
Stir in the powdered sugar and the vanilla extract.
If it seems too thin, add a little more powdered sugar.
Spread over the cake while the frosting is still warm. Otherwise it will cool and firm up and be hard to spread.
If you like walnuts, you may replace 1 cup of the apples with 1 cup walnuts.