An easy and delicious cake with a creamy frosting. Great for apple-spice lovers!

Spicy Apple Cake


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups apple – peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk


    1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.

    2 In a large bowl, cream together the shorening, bown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Stir in the chopped apples.

    3 Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

    4 To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup shortening, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until light and creamy. Beat in the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired spreading consistency is achieved. Spread over top of cooled cake.


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