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The lightness of angel food cake is created using egg whites and the result is a cloud-like cake with a delicate cake, But, if you’ve ever wanted to add some more flavor to this traditional cake then this spiced version with apple is a perfect way to do just that.

Angel Food Spice Cake

There’s applesauce in the batter, as well as a homemade apple topping to lavish on each piece. And, let’s not forget those wonderful apple pie spices in the mix, too, that give it the warmth of cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s a great dish to serve to guests and requires minimal work since we’re starting with a box cake mix.

Angel Food Spice Cake

You want to choose a mix that has all the ingredients in one packet for the best rise and easiest preparation. Then simply add in the the “extra” ingredients (including nuts) to the mix. Because of these additions the cake is likely to rise just a little less than it would otherwise. However, it should still have a decent height once it’s been baked.

While the cake is cooling you can work on the apple topping. It’s made from cubed Granny Smith apples cooked in butter and brown sugar. The final topping is a mixture made from sour cream and whipped cream. It adds just a bit of a tangy taste to the cake that’s out of this world.

Angel Food Spice Cake

If you love spice cake and angel food cake now’s your chance to enjoy them together in one delicious dessert.

Makes 16 slices

2h 20m prep time

55m cook time

166 calories

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Allergens: Nuts, Wheat, Eggs, Milk, Gluten

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For the cake:
  • 1 package (16 oz) 1-step angel food cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
For the topping:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
For the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Combine angle food mix with water, vanilla, applesauce, and spice mix. Fold in pecans. Pour into a 10"-tube pan or deep 10" bundt pan.
  2. Bake for 35-45 minutes on lowest rack until top is brown and crackled. Invert pan on wire rack and allow to cool for at least 2 hours so cake can release from pan.
For the toppings:
  1. While cake is cooling make topping. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Add apples and cook for 6-8 minutes. Combine cold water and cornstarch in a jar and seal lid. Shake vigorously and then add to pan along with sugar and spice mix. Allow to gently boil for 2 minutes then remove from heat.
  2. Combine whipped cream and sour cream in a bowl. Cut cake into 16 slices. Top each slice with some cooked apples and the whipped cream mixture.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.