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Apple Pie Cake is a yummy combination of moist cinnamon cake and apple pie. The best of both worlds!
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Apple Pie Layered Cake

Course: Dessert
Author: Jill

Ingredients

Ingredients

    Cinnamon Sugar Cake :

    • 3 C flour
    • 3 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp kosher salt
    • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
    • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
    • 1 C sugar
    • 1 C light brown sugar
    • 4 large eggs
    • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 C buttermilk
    • 3 - 9 inch round cake pans

    Apple Filling :

    • 5 Large granny smith apples peeled and chopped
    • 4 tsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 C sugar
    • 1/2 C light brown sugar
    • 4 tbsp cornstarch
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
    • 2 C water

    Pie Crust :

    • 2 - 9 in round store bought pie crust
    • 2 large eggs lightly beaten

    Cinnamon Frosting

    • 3 c unsalted sweet cream butter softened
    • 6 C powder sugar
    • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
    • 3-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
    • 1 large piping bag with a round tip

    Walnut Crumble :

    • 3/4 C flour
    • 1/2 C oatmeal
    • 1/2 C chopped walnuts
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter cold
    • 1/2 C light brown sugar

    Instructions

    Directions

      Cinnamon Sugar Cake :

      • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the cake pans with pam baking spray
      • Using a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until combined
      • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, sugar. and brown sugar until light and fluffy
      • Beat in the eggs, 1 at a time until combined before adding the second egg
      • Alternating between the flour and the buttermilk mix until combined after each portion
      • Divide the batter between the 3 pans and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
      • Allow to cool completely on the counter

      Apple Pie Filling:

      • In a large bowl, toss together the lemon juice and chopped apples
      • In a large pot, combine the sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
      • Add water and bring to a slow boil
      • Once water is boiling, add in the apples and bring back to a boil for about 10 minutes
      • Remove pot from stove and allow to cool completely
      • The sauce will start to thicken as it cools

      Pie Layer:

      • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
      • Place the pie crust onto the cookie sheet and brush with the egg mixture
      • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown
      • Allow to cool completely

      Walnut Crumble :

      • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
      • In a medium bowl, Whisk together the flour, oats, walnuts, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until combined
      • Cut the butter into cubes and place into the flour ingredients
      • Using your fingers, make the crumble
      • Pour crumble onto the cookie
      • Bake in the oven for 8 minutes and the remove the cookie sheet and mix the crumble
      • Bake again in the oven for another 8 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely

      Cinnamon Frosting :

      • Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until combined, fluffy and smooth with stiff peaks. Beat for about 5-7 minutes
      • Add more powder sugar if you think your frosting is to soft
      • Scoop about 2 C of the frosting into the piping bag and set aside

      Building the cake :

      • Place a 10inch round cake board onto a cake stand
      • Place 1 layer of cake onto the cake board
      • Scoop about 1 C of frosting onto the cake layer
      • Place a layer of the pie crust onto the frosting
      • Pipe two large rings around the pie crust
      • Fill in the middle with 3/4 C of the apple filling
      • Place another cake layer on top
      • Repeat the steps with the second pie crust
      • Place the third layer of cake on top of the second layer of apple filling
      • Using the remaining frosting, frost entire cake
      • Use your hands to break up the crumble
      • Coat the bottom and the top in the crumble
      • Place cake in the fridge to allow the frosting to harden up
      • Cut into slices and enjoy!

      Notes

      Makes 1 9inch round 3 layer cake
      Prep time 1 hour
      Bake time 30-35 minutes
      Decorating time 2 hours