Welcome Fall with Apple Spice Mini Cakelets! A mini sweet treat that delivers maximum apple spice flavor. Serve with a warm caramel drizzle, light glaze or sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar.
I’m welcoming my favorite season with a sweet treat. . .
Mini Apple Spice Cakelets!
Enjoy with your morning coffee, your afternoon cuppa or
as a sweet addition to your fall dessert buffet.
Serve them with a warm caramel drizzle,
a light glaze or sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar.
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I used my Nordic Ware Apple Slice Cakelet Pan that I purchased
at the end of the season last year and is still available.
This Apple Cakelet recipe is adapted from Nordic Ware.
I made a few tweaks to the recipe, substuting Apple Pie Spice
which is a blend of spices, usually cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and sometimes cardamom.
Feel free to measure out your own spices and adjust your seasoning blend to your preference.
I also added some vanilla extract to the recipe.
I used all purpose flour for these cakelets but you can substitute
for a gluten free version.
Nordic Ware’s recipe calls for baking these cakelets at 375 degrees F.
As this is a darker pan, I lowered my oven temperature 25 degrees
and baked at 350 to prevent overbrowning.
This pan makes 14 cakelets with the recipe yielding about 24.
Fill each well only 3/4 of batter to prevent it from overflowing when baking.
To prep your pan, use a baking spray that contains flour, such as Baker’s Joy.
Avoid using a nonstick spray with lecithin listed as an ingredient as a gummy residue
can build up on your Bundt and nonstick pans over time.
No mixer required for this easy recipe!
Here the ingredients you’ll need:
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp apple pie spice
1 large egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
Whisk together flour, powder, soda, spice mix and salt; set aside.
In medium bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Add applesauce, egg, vanilla and water and combine.
Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients until combined; pour evenly into pan, no more than 3/4 full.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cakes comes out clean.
Let cakes cool for 10 minutes and unmold onto wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
I highly recommend them served with a drizzle of warm caramel sauce!
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Or use Salted Caramel Topping straight from the jar.
Apple Spice Mini Cakelets
- NordicWare Apple Cakelet Pan
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp apple pie spice
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup melted butter, unsalted
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- dash salt
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare pan with baking spray with flour, such as Baker’s Joy. Avoid using a nonstick spray with lecithin listed as an ingredient as a gummy residue can build up over time.
- Whisk together flour, powder, soda, apple pie spice and salt; set aside.
- In medium bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar. Add applesauce, egg, vanilla and water and combine.
- Slowly add flour mixture to wet ingredients until combined. Pour evenly into pan, filling no more than 3/4 full.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cakes comes out clean. Let cakes cool in the pan 10 minutes; unmold onto wire rack. Wipe out wells of pan, reapply baking spray and repeat with remaining batter.
- Store cooled cakelets in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- Top with a caramel sauce, simple glaze or light dusting of powdered sugar.
- Alternatively, make this recipe in a mini muffin pan. Bake approximately 12 minutes or a until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove immediately from pan. Serve with a warm caramel drizzle.
- Apple Pie Spice is a blend of spices, usually cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and sometimes cardamom. Measure out your own spices if you prefer and adjust your seasoning blend to equal 1 teaspoon.
- To make gluten-free, substitute King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour for all purpose flour.
Welcome Fall and find a harvest of Fresh Picked Apple Recipes
to celebrate apple season, HERE.
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