I am so excited to share a new recipe with you: Apple Roll Cake! To make this uh-mazing cake, you will need to use this cake recipe, apple butter (I used the apple butter I made and it was fantastic, if I do say so myself!), and whipped frosting (recipe follows).
To start, you’re going to beat eggs with an electric mixer for about 5 minutes until nice and frothy and lemon-colored. Then you beat in sugar before turning the mixer on low and gradually adding water, vanilla, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, all spice, ground cloves, salt and powdered sugar. Once you’ve got your batter ready, pour it into a pan lined with parchment paper and spread into the corners. I carefully dropped the pan a few times on the counter to get out some of the air bubbles, too.Bake the cake for 12-15 minutes, preparing a powdered sugar-dusted towel in the meantime. Invert the cake onto the prepared towel and carefully peel off the parchment paper…
…then slowly roll up the cake and let it rest for 30 minutes before topping.
After the resting period, it’s time to add your yummy apple butter. I used about a cup and a half (nearly a pint jar full).
Because of the strong spices in the cake and the apple butter, I decided to compliment the flavors already present with a nice fluffy frosting.
To make the frosting, I whipped together the following ingredients in a small bowl over another bowl filled with ice water:
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 c. heavy whipping cream
After spreading a layer of the whipped frosting over the apple butter layer, it is time to roll up the cake.I frosted the outside of the cake and dusted a little cinnamon along the top to make it look pretty.Finally, your cake will be done! Make sure to store your cake in the refrigerator–it tastes even better cold and served with a complimentary coffee. I brought some of the cake to work and we paired it with Starbuck’s Anniversary Blend. The cake was really good; one of my coworkers described it as an apple version of pumpkin pie. Once you try it, you’ll understand: the apple roll cake has lovely fall flavors, and the texture is moist yet light. Let me know if you try this recipe, and what your favorite cake recipe is in the comments below! Also, don’t forget to check out my Maple Roll Cake recipe if you’re looking to have more roll cakes in your future 🙂