Spicy Apple Cake Friday, September 22, 2017 CW20



Ingredients

½ cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup milk
2 cups apple – peeled, cored, and chopped

Icing
¼ cup shortening
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ cup evaporated milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 deg. Grease and flour a 9 inch square pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, brown 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.
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.
To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup shortening, confectioners' sugar, cinnamon. 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.