Apple Pie Cake! Layers of spice cake, vanilla buttercream, apple pie filling, and even flakey pie crust.
It’s moving week!! I am SO excited. We’ve been in packing hell for weeks, surrounded by boxes, and I just can’t wait to be moved into the new place now. I’m going to miss the area that we’re currently in, a lot, but I think the new place will be better for us both space and lifestyle wise. I really wish the moving timeline was so cramped. We literally get the keys at noon on the day we move. Would have been nice to get in there a bit early to clean, etc. So it should be an interesting (read: exhausting) few days once we move. I will keep you posted on developments, but in the meantime, let’s talk about this Apple Pie Cake because it’s freakin’ fabulous. Right??
I don’t usually toot my own horn about the things I make, but I am so happy with how it turned out! Which is a very rare thing. The lattice on the bottom was a bit of a pain in the butt to make (and it nearly did me in), but it was totally worth it.
My first attempt at the lattice was an epic failure that ended up all over my kitchen floor. It was the prettiest lattice of the bunch too! SIGH. I had rigged up this contraption to bake the lattice. You can read about the details more in my post on The Cake Blog.
Basically, I was worried about the lattice sticking to the cake ring I was baking it on, so I placed some parchment between it and the lattice. Well, parchment is slippery (go figure) and as I took my perfectly baked beautiful lattice out of the oven, the parchment slid off the cake ring and my lattice slid off onto my kitchen floor.
Many expletives were tossed around, as well as second guessing if I should even bother with it at all. I could have just used the flower and leaf cut outs and made just as pretty a cake, but I already had a vision for what I wanted it to look like and that vision included lattice. Dammit. The lazy baker in me had a major struggle here, but I persevered.
The other issue I had that the lattice sections I was baking were too long (9-10”) and therefore too heavy and would break as they baked. Having them at 6” seemed to be the best length. This was not ideal since I would have more seams between the lattice than I wanted, but oh well!
Many attempts and many, many, many broken pieces of lattice later (about 2 pie crusts worth), I finally had enough to go around the cake. Yay! Sticking it onto the cake without it breaking was going to be another challenge, but at least I had some seemingly good components. I had a couple of pieces break a bit as I was applying them, but they were in the back and easy enough to piece together.
Overall this Apple Pie Cake was a huge success, both in style and flavor. It tastes JUST like an apple pie! The pie crust pieces on the inside are a prefect addition. Head on over to The Cake Blog. for the details and the recipe!
Heena Sharma says
This cake turned out to be ab absolute crowd pleaser. However, I felt the cake wasnt soft for my liking. Can you pls give some advise. I did make sure batter not over mixed or over baked.
Hi Heena! My cakes tend to be more on the dense side rather than light and fluffy, but it shouldn’t be too dense. Overly dense cakes can be from overmixing the cake batter once the flour is added — it develops too much gluten — but it could also be from improperly measured ingredients or ingredients that aren’t at room temperature. If you like, you can substitute cake flour for ap flour for a lighter crumb.
I made this and the flavor was very good, the frosting was great, it tasted similar to that of whip cream. My daughter and her fiancé would like this for their wedding. I need to keep practicing the baking of this cake for the reason that it was very dry and dense. The recipe didn’t specify using a cake flour so I used King Arthur’s all purpose flour, non-bleached . Trying to rule out possible causes.
Hi Marg! Sorry to hear this came out dry and dense – it should totally be the opposite!! I also used all-purpose flour, but you could try it with cake flour for a bit more lift. Also, be sure to not overmix the cake batter (or overbake the cakes) as those can also be the culprits. And make sure all of your ingredients are room temperature. I hope that helps! Let me know how the next version goes 🙂
Not only is this cake stunning but the mix of two dessert favorites is more than brilliant ……..I will be attempting this one!
Thank you Marty! I’m excited that you’re going to try this one. Let me know how it goes!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
I have serious cake decorating envy Olivia! This cake is just amazing! Sounds incredibly delicious too!
Thanks so much Mary Ann! I think this might be my favourite cake to date 🙂 <3
jacquee | i sugar coat it! says
Hope the move went well and you are closer to being unpacked and organized. You’ve outdone yourself, Olivia! EPIC!!
Thank you!! <3 <3 <3 The move went as well as it could have, despite the rain. We are getting there in terms of unpacking...clearly we have way too much crap!
I’m loving the “stovepipe hat” cake trend. Great idea with the apples, they’re everywhere now. You’re very talented. Good luck with the move!
Thanks so much Aida! I love the tall cakes too, they are a fave 🙂
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
This is one insanely gorgeous cake! Good luck on the move.
Thanks so much Nicole! 🙂
Okay, Im drooling just looking at the picture, too bad I can’t take a bit out of the screen.
I love everything of this cake… Decoration…. Filling…. Really great work Olivia, amazing
Thanks Olga! xo
i. mean. this cake is knock your socks off, stop you in your tracks, amazing. seriously just blown away. i’m sure it tastes outrageous, but i would never stop looking at it long enough to take a bite! so well done!
Thanks so much Cathy! I hated cutting into it, haha.
Olivia, what an absolute gorgeous cake! You are an amazing baker 🙂
Thanks so much!! 😊😄
Aimee Wimbush-Bourque says
You have absolutely outdone yourself. This is the most outstanding fall cake I have ever seen. Well done! I have pinned approximately 18 times. 😉
Haha, thanks so much Aimee!! You are so sweet. I’m so happy with how this one turned out and YAY to Fall :).
Olivia! You have outdone yourself this time. This cake looks more than amaaazingg. I can’t wait to make it. Thanksgiving sounds like apple pie cake for dessert. Thank you thank you thank you😉
Thank you so much Jacquie! I’m so excited that you’re going to try this one! I hope you like it 🙂 xo
Olivia. nie moglam uwierzyc wlasnym oczom. To arcydzielo! Przypomnialo mi piekne polskie wypieki
z motywami ludowaymi w czasie Dozynek, kore sa uroczyscie obchodzone na wsiacth po ukonczeniu zbiorow.
Thank you!! Xoxo 😘💕
This cake is simply too beautiful!! And when I read of all your trials and tribulations, it seemed even more wondrous. I once had a lemon meringue pie slip from my grasp as I was taking it out of the oven, falling to the floor and making (as you can imagine) a huge mess – so I sympathize with how you must have felt when the lattice work slipped off the parchment.
Thank you for such a thoughtful comment, Laura! Your poor lemon meringue pie 🙁 I’d say that’s definitely worse than my lattice, hah.
Can I just say how bloody creative this cake is? You are so talented 🙂
Thank you Janette! This one was a labor of love for sure 🙂
This cake is INSANE! Crushing on this so hard!!
Thanks so much Katrina! 🙂