APPLE SPICE CAKE:
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups peeled and chopped apples(Granny Smith or Gala)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
Judi’s Judecraft Maple dessert mix
3/4 finely chopped walnut pieces
Directions for cake- preheat 350 degrees: beat butter and brown sugar for five minutes in a mixer bowl.
Beat in eggs and vanilla just until blended. Set aside. In a separate bowl mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, allspice, salt. Gradually add sugar mixture to flour mixture a little at a time. Beat until well blended. Pour into 9″ pan and bake 35-40 min or until toothpick clean. Cool on wire racks until cool.
Directions for Frosting- prepare Judecraft Maple dessert mix according to package- add 1/2 finely chopped walnuts. Refrigerate
for 2 hours. Reserve 1/4 cup of walnuts to sprinkle over frosted cake.