Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a deliciously sweet and spiced dessert.

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.  It couldn’t be easier to make either, thanks to Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables.

One of my favourite treats to have for dessert with coffee is a slice of delicious cake smothered in delectable buttercream.  I can remember the first time I ever tasted buttercream.  It was on a homemade cake my mom made for my little sisters birthday.  I was completely blown away and obsessed with it ever since.  

 

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.

I was really inspired to try and take Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables and see what kind of awesome and super easy flavoured buttercream I could whip up with it.   If you haven’t checked out Gay Lea’s Spreadables, they combine creamery butter with unsaturated canola oil to make it spreadable on any food, right from the fridge. It’s a source of Omega 3, with no added preservatives and real cinnamon and brown sugar.

 

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.

I honestly wasn’t sure how the buttercream would turn out because of the canola oil but it actually turned out perfect.  It was nice and fluffy but stiffened perfectly and the flavour is sweetly spiced.  An amazing accompaniment to the apple cake!

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.

For the apple cake I decided to use a yellow cake mix as the base rather than going from scratch and  I decided to just add apples and leave out the spices you would normally find in a traditional apple cake as I wanted the cake itself to be light and fruity to balance out the spice of the Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream. 

 

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.

Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream

Ingredients:

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix + Ingredients Listed on Box
2 Granny Smith Apples, Chopped
1 Granny Smith Apple, Grated
1 pkg (1 Cup) Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp Milk

 This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees C.

Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box, using only 2/3 of the water called for.

Mix in both chopped and grated apples then stir to combine.

Pour into two 8″ round cake pans and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean when inserted into cake.

Let cool 5 mins then transfer to a cooling rack.

When the cake is cool, prepare the butter cream.

With a mixer, cream together the Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables and the Powdered Sugar then add the milk to thin out as needed.  The buttercream should be fluffy and stiff enough that it holds a peak when your whisk is held upside down.

To assemble the cake, spread a thick layer of buttercream over one of the cakes then lay the other cake on top. 

Spread remaining buttercream over top and sides of cake.

Serve & Enjoy.

 

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.

Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream
Ingredients
  • 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix + Ingredients Listed on Box
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples Chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple Grated
  • 1 pkg Gay Lea's Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables 1 Cup
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees C.
  2. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box, using only 2/3 of the water called for.
  3. Mix in both chopped and grated apples then stir to combine.
  4. Pour into two 8" round cake pans and bake for 40-45 minutes or until a tester comes out clean when inserted into cake.
  5. Let cool 5 mins then transfer to a cooling rack.
  6. When the cake is cool, prepare the butter cream.
  7. With a mixer, cream together the Gay Lea's Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables and the Powdered Sugar then add the milk to thin out as needed. The buttercream should be fluffy and stiff enough that it holds a peak when your whisk is held upside down.
  8. To assemble the cake, spread a thick layer of buttercream over one of the cakes then lay the other cake on top.
  9. Spread remaining buttercream over top and sides of cake.
  10. Serve & Enjoy.

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.
 

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.

 

 

This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream recipe makes a deliciously sweet and spiced dessert.

 

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Influence Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

 

 

222 thoughts on “Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream

  1. That cake looks so good, I could go for a slice right about now (hey if it has apples, its okay for breakfast right?)

    I use Gay Lea butter when making sausage rolls or eggless pancakes!

  2. I love using the Gay Lea Spreadable Butter….much nicer than margarine….especially for a special brunch. Thanks

  3. This Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Spreadable sounds really delicious to me, especially if I make your Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream.

  4. I always have Gay Lea butter on hand for cooking and baking. We also like to have a can of Gay Lea whipped cream on hand for waffles and pie.

  5. Unfortunately, Gay Lea products are not available in western Canada, but I think I would like their butter and whipped cream

  6. Gay Lea Unsalted Butter is my favourite Gay Lea product to use for a brunch. Pancakes, waffles, toast, home fries, almost anything becomes better with butter!

  7. The Gay Lea spreadable butter is so awesome. It doesn’t bust up my pancakes or toast when I try to spread it.

  8. My favourite is the salted butter. We’ve only just started getting Gay Lea butter in NL and I love it. I use it for baking everything.

  9. I’m am very glad for their spreadable butter. Our house is only 2 1/2 yrs old but the heating in my apartment (basement hasn’t worked properly from day one!). This means that normal butter which I kept on the counter had to be microwaved to make it spreadable. With Gay Lea Spreadable Butter that isn’t necessary any more πŸ™‚

  10. I have only ever tried the spreadable butter. So that is the only one I know but I like that it is so easy to put on. I hate cold hard butter that won’t spread.

  11. I love the Gay Lea’s Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables, it is so good on toast and even better on raisin toast or cinnamon raisin bagels.

  12. My favourite Gay Lea product for brunch is Gay Lea Sour Cream. I love to use it as a topping for fruit or potatoes

  13. There is nothing better then the great taste of Gaylea Salted Butter. I love it on my toast, pancakes and french toast. Even a little butter in the frying pan when preparing my eggs.

  14. I love the Gaylea Sour cream to dollop on my salsa that is on top of my scrambled eggs, mmmm, but I also love the Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Spreadable, I can put that on everything!!

  15. I use Gay Lea butter for Baking and my favourite brunch recipes! Everything is better with Butter. Gay Lee is our fave as it is fresh and creamy. Perfection every time. Thanks for the chance to win. Ps: I pinned your gorgeous cake! It looks divine! TI have just the Birthday Pal that will love this.

  16. I’ve never used Gay Lea products but after seeing the list and the yummy cake, I’ll be on the look-out.

  17. At our home we try to always have Gay lea butter for everything. A brunch is not the same without the Gay lea butter & whipping cream

  18. We love Gay Lea in our home. I like their spreadable butter. Nothing worse than tearing your toast apart at breakfast!

  19. we love the Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables., we add it to our French toast to give it a little something extra

  20. What a delicious cake idea. I have not tried GayLea yet but I certainly intend to now. Thanks for your grea tblog and sharing terrific recipes! I don’t have a smart phone so no access to Instgram. Facebook notified me a couple of days ago that I can’t LIKE anything for a month because I liked some contests and blogs which they named where apparently the ad was removed. So it is not that I don’t like the sites only that FB won’t let me LIKE them. Woe is me!

  21. For brunches: the butter on fresh bread, whipped cream for Everything!, and Hewitt’s Goat milk is awesome!

  22. We love the spreadable butter, it’s so convenient and use it on everything toast/bagels/english muffins and corn on the cob.

  23. I can’t name a Gay Lea product!! had to go look them up, had no idea I use them all th time. Real Whipped Cream being the main one!! Also the SourCream. thanks!

  24. This blend of flavours, apples, cinnamon and butter, are my very favourite! I’m adding this recipe to my list to try.

  25. The spreadable butter!! It is so versatile – use it on pancakes, waffles, English muffins, baked loafs (banana bread!!) and all the other yummy brunch items. The recipe above looks soooooo yummy!! Will definitely need to give that a try.

  26. I love the Gay Lea salted butter as it can be used so many ways-for rolls, pancakes, french toast-so many ways for a beautiful and delicious Mother’s Day brunch.

  27. I would have to say the Spreadable Butter is my favourite Gay Lea product; we use it for breads, muffins and bagels, but I also use it in a lot of my baking.

  28. Gay Lea Spreadable Butter is great on breads/toast, bagels, crispbreads – the list just goes on & on.

    No one said it better than Julia Child “With enough butter, anything is good.” or to paraphrase “Hmmm .. mm. . m butter (purr)”.

  29. I use a lot of Gay Lea sour cream. I have a recipe for sour cream donuts that are great for breakfast (and anytime)!

  30. It has to be the cinnamon butter – amazing for adding in where reg butter is required. I love it with my french toast

  31. My favourite Gaylea product to use is butter it is great when frying up french toast, eggs, and pancakes; it adds extra depth to food.

  32. Well, I love so many but since I just finished a can of the Coconut Whipped cream I will have to go with that! And the cake recipe you shared, looks absolutely amazing. Will be making that!

  33. I love their real whipped cream. It’s grade on waffles and pancakes and I love to add it to my coffee and hot chocolate too!

  34. Elizabeth, all of your apple recipes sound wonderful!. I live in Oklahoma, USA. Oklahoma is the very center of America. , I noticed everyone seems to like your Gay Lea products. They sound like really great! The trick is we do not have these in Oklahoma (as far as I know). Do you have the regular cinnamon and brown sugar buttercream frosting recipe? Thanks for your help.
    Georgia

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