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Spiced Apple Cake with Orange Glaze

This spice cake is perfect for dessert or just as a snack with a cup of tea. Made with Musselman’s Apple Butter.

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange peel, zested


  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

  2. Step 2
    In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves.

  3. Step 3
    Cream sugar and softened butter or margarine in large mixing bowl.  Add eggs, beating thoroughly.

  4. Step 4
    Beat in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk.  Stir in apple butter. Pour batter into the pan.

  5. Step 5
    Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.

  6. Step 6
    Make orange glaze by combining powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange peel zest in a small bowl. Spoon glaze over warm cake.

What others are saying about this recipe

  1. Mary McMaster says:

    Love this recipe. I am glad I found it. Have made it many years ago.

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