Tuesday Treats & Titles: Washington Apple Cake

It might be the first of December but it’s still Autumn and the fruits of the fall harvest still abound. Right? Especially apples. Mmm, mmm good! I have no idea if this recipe was inspired by the president or the state. Doesn’t matter. It’s just pretty darn tasty, and pretty easy to whip up this yummy dessert.

Total Time: 2 Hr. 25 Min.
Preg Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 2 Hr. 5 Min.
16 Servings

Bake a gorgeous Washington Apple Cake that’s worthy of a presidential dessert. It’s got yellow cake mix, vanilla flavor instant pudding, cinnamon, a pound of apples and more. This moist Washington Apple Cake is served with sweet sour cream icing.

What You Need
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream, divided
1 lb. Granny Smith apples (about 3), peeled, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. water

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 350ºF.
2 – Beat first 6 ingredients and 1/2 cup sour cream in large bowl with mixer until blended. Stir in apples.
3 – Pour into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan or 12-cup fluted tube pan.
4 – Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 5 min. or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Loosen cake from sides of pan with knife. Invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan. Cool cake completely.
5 – Whisk sugar, 1 tsp. water and remaining sour cream until blended; drizzle over cake. Let stand until glaze is firm.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Variation: Prepare recipe as directed, using 1 pkg. (1 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding, 4 egg whites, and BREAKSTONE’S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.

Tip 2 – Special Extra: Garnish glazed cake with additional ground cinnamon.

Tip 3 – Variation: This moist cake can instead be baked in a 13×9-inch pan. Reduce the baking time to 38 to 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

If want all the nutritional details and such, CLICK HERE and head over to My Food and Family for the info. Pssst. I’ll share a secret with you. Geneva Pruitt, the heroine of NIGHT WISH, makes this cake. A lot. And before getting involved with Jack “Wizard” Dimond, she used the low-fat variation listed in the tips. Once Wiz convinced her he loves her curves, she just makes it “full strength” and everyone enjoys. If you’d like to read their story, it’s available at almost all on-line digital bookstores. Just click on the title or the cover to travel the magic waves of the internet to the universal link where you can find your favorite etailer. Pssst. I’ll share another secret. I like this cake. A lot! What about y’all? Do you like the flavors of fall?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Tuesday Treats & Titles: Washington Apple Cake

  1. I’m always up for apple cake and this recipe sounds yummy, but alas, no cake mix or pudding mix in the house. And no Granny Smiths. Gah. Maybe next time I hit the store. Thanks for the great recipe, though.

    Heh, yeah, I can totally see Gen making this. And yay for her going with the ‘full strength’ version. I’m sure she gets enough exercise now :wink wink: that she burns those calories right off. :gigglesnort:

    I love the flavors of fall. In fact, I’ll be making applesauce bread and pumpkin cheesecake today and/or tomorrow. Mama needs to bake and Papa needs his baked goods. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      😊 You and Hubs have a match made in the kitchen. And when I saw that recipe, I immediately thought of you. Especially since it can be made as a sheet cake. When you try it… 😉 …let me know if y’all like it. Wiz has a sweet tooth so his opinion doesn’t count. Also, Gen passes along that she is, indeed, staying…fit. 🤣🤣🤣

  2. bookwyrm217 says:

    But it is the first day of Meteorological Winter.

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