Harvest Apple Donut Snack Cake
Author: Kathi
This cake is phenomenal! A definite must-try fall recipe!
  • For the Cake:
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 apples, diced
  • cinnamon-sugar (mix together 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon cinnamon)
  • For the Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoons milk
  • sprinkles, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray an 8-x-8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream together butter, oil, and sugars until well combined, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, beating until smooth. Add baking powder and soda and mix until just incorporated. Next, measure cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, ginger and salt and add to the mixture. Stir in vanilla and sift in the all-purpose flour. Mix until completely incorporated. Pour buttermilk into the batter and give it a good stir. Fold in diced apples. Pour batter into prepared baking pan in an even layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Place in the oven and bake for 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes before drizzling the glaze over the top.
  3. Prepare the glaze by whisking together all of the ingredients. Drizzle over the top and add sprinkles, if desired.
Serves 12-16 people, depending on serving size.

Cake can be stored up to 3 days in an airtight container.
Recipe by Chef in Training at https://www.chef-in-training.com/harvest-apple-donut-snack-cake/