Lil' Autumn Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

by - November 10, 2017

Autumn cheer is here, leaves are down, pumpkins are out...and spice cake is making the house smell good. I especially like this recipe because it brings home that apple-cinnamon scent into a mouth-melting flavor. With no processed sugar and all-natural ingredients, it's sure to be both good-for-you and delight your sense all in one.

This "lil'" cake was sort of a funny experience. Being that I have such wide cake pans, all recipes are fatter and shorter -- a cute but funny size. The icing is a maple cream cheese buttercream, and should always be put in the fridge before frosting the cake. I used all natural and Organic ingredients.

It's really a clean, autumn-timey, cozy recipe to enjoy with some figure skating and coffee.

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Lil' Apple Autumn Spice Cake
An all-natural, autumn-timey layer cake to enjoy with a large sweater and a steaming cup o' jo.
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups apples, grated & chopped
preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease both cake pans with coconut oilin a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and saltAdd the wet ingredients: oil, eggs and vanilla extract. Stir well until evenly combined. Add the grated and chunked apples, and fold them inDivide the batter and bake for about 18-20 minutes, or until knife comes out cleanCool the cakes before icing
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: one 10" cake

This frosting...ohh. It's so good that nobody is going to believe it has no sugar. Xylitol, an all-natural sweetener found in a tree, is not only a great alternative to sugar, but it's actually good for your teeth (many healthy gums and mints have it inside). The taste is fabulous. That's why you'll want to save some of this great maple frosting for later!

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Maple Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting
A truly delicious and sugar-free frosting for cakes, cupcakes, or even cookies! Tastes like autumn.
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered xylitol (you can powder in the blender)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together with an electric mixer the melted butter and cream cheese2. slowly add the powdered xylitol3. add the maple syrup and whisk well4. refrigerate in a sealed container; frost when it thickens.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: about 3 cups

Let's talk! Do you love autumn-spice treats?

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  1. This looks delicious! I love fall-y foods and I'm sure this one is no exception. I'll have to try it when I get the time.

    ~ Ella Marie

    1. Thank you Ella! YES, apple cider, carrot cake, apple pie..yummm.


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