Oh my… this cake was a bit of a triumph.
Not too sweet, spiced just like an apple pie, and sporting a glossy, luscious salted caramel buttercream. This cake got two thumbs up from everyone at the inlaws BBQ, especially Dave as I baked it with him in mind as a welcome home cake.
Before Dave jetted off to Australia he left his office fruit bowl at home and by the time I got around to fancying an apple they weren’t as risk as I’d have liked, so I turned them into applesauce. I was going to freeze it, but thought I’d check Pinterest for ideas first and found this amazing sounding cake! I gave it a whirl and had to buy some extra applesauce from the supermarket as this cake uses a lot of it!
The most interesting part of this cake is the buttercream technique. It’s an old-fashioned boiled buttercream, which starts with a white sauce of sorts (or pudding, for those across the Pond), which is cooled before butter is beaten into it. Before you know it, a miraculously light and fluffy buttercream forms! It’s less sweet than a regular buttercream and would make a great alternative to a Swiss buttercream. I’ll definitely be experimenting with this frosting again in the future! I reckon you could make a fantastic strawberry buttercream with this recipe!
All in all, this made a great cake loved by adults and kids alike! And hey, fellow Apple tree owners! This would be a great cake to make with windfalls from your apple tree and indeed I’ll be doing exactly that in a couple of weeks!