As the name implies, this cake won first place at my state fair! This cake always seems to be a hit with everyone that tries it. This cake is also excellent without glaze; instead, I serve it slightly warm with vanilla ice cream.
Blue Ribbon, indeed! This cake really made the Test Kitchen smell wonderful, and the glaze plain knocked our socks off. We’re certainly not opposed to a scoop of ice cream on top of this as well. So good!
3 tsp orange flavored instant drink mix (like tang)
3 tsp orange flavored instant drink mix
4 c apples, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 tsp apple pie spice or a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves
How to Make
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 12-cup Bundt pan.
Combine streusel ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all cake ingredients except apples. Pour 1/3 of batter (about 1 2/3 C) into bundt pan. Layer 2 cups of apples over batter; sprinkle with half the streusel. Repeat layers with another 1/3 of batter, remaining apples and remaining streusel. End with remaining 1/3 of cake batter.
Bake for 65-75 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when tested. Cool in pan for 3 minutes, then invert onto a serving plate to cool completely.
When cake is cool, prepare glaze. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter and spice. Add milk one tbsp at a time until smooth and of drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled cake.