Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Iced Apple Cake Squares

Hey all, so today's recipe comes from a book I use a lot of the time on this blog, Chloe's Kitchen.  I made this over the weekend when I was a hosting a very small get together with some of my local friends.  Unfortunately most of them canceled, so it was just me and my good friend Christine.  :-)  So there was more cake for us.  This was very easy to make, and it was moist, and so delicious!  Next time I make it I'm going to double the recipe and put it in a bigger cake pan.

Here's what you'll need for the cake and glaze:

2 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten free flour, which is what I used because I have more gluten free flour than regular flour at the moment, just remember to add 1 teaspoon xanthan gum to it)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white or apple cider vinegar (I used apple)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 Gala or Braeburn apples, peeled and finely chopped
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons soy, almond, or rice milk (I used almond)

First preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch square pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk oil, vanilla, and vinegar.

Pour wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined.  Do not over mix.

Gently fold in walnuts and apples.  Fill prepared cake pan with batter.

Bake for about 30 minutes in a 9-inch pan or 45 minutes in an 8-inch pan, or until center is set and the cake is lightly browned on top.

 In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and nondairy milk until smooth.  Ice the cake, let set, and cut into squares.  Ice the cake while warm or let cool to room temperature.



  1. Ooh, that looks tasty. I was just thinking that I should find a way to finish up the apples we picked three weeks ago. This looks like a good way!

  2. It's so easy to make too! I used my mini food prep processor for the apples, so that cut the time by 20 minutes. Just make sure you chop the apples in quarters and put the apples in one at a time so you don't over do don't want it to become applesauce. ;-) But applesauce would be a good way to use up your apples too.

    I have to go apple picking soon.