Barb’s Brittles Apple Fritter Cake

Chef Barbara McGarrah joined the WCTV cooking segment at noon to show her “Barb’s Brittles Apple Fritter Cake” recipe.
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 4:15 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Chef Barbara McGarrah joined the WCTV cooking segment at noon to show her “Barb’s Brittles Apple Fritter Cake” recipe.

Ingredients

Filling:

4 ½ cups of apples, diced

juice of 1 lemon

½ cup brown sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons cornstarch

4 tablespoons butter

Cake:

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup applesauce

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1 cup milk

¾ cup Barb’s Brittle bits

Glaze:

¾ cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Filling:

In a medium saucepan, combine the apples, lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch, and butter. Heat on medium heat for 5-6 minutes until the apples soften, and the liquid thickens. Set aside.

Cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together for about two (2) minutes. Add the applesauce, eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Add the dry ingredients and the milk in alternating parts, starting and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined.
  • Spread half of the cake batter in the bottom of the baking dish. Top with 2/3 of the apple mixture spreading carefully to cover the batter. Sprinkle the apple mixture with ½ cup of the brittle bits. Cover with the remaining batter and apple filling. Sprinkle the top with the remaining brittle bits.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. When the cake has cooled, run a butter knife around the edges and release from the pan if desired.

Glaze:

In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. When the cake is done, poke holes in the cake with a butter knife. Pour the glaze over the top of the warm cake.