Apple Cake with Cream Cheese & Bourbon Cream
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Spicy, warm apple cake is extra delicious with this cream cheese and bourbon.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 4
Grated Apple Cake
  • 3 medium apples (a crisp variety like Cortland, MacIntosh or Honey Crisp work well)
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ c. vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. raisins (I like to use the golden variety)
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
Cream Cheese/Bourbon Whipped Cream
  • 2-oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 c. heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 Tb. confectioner’s sugar (to taste) - I used 2 Tb. :)
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tb. bourbon (to taste) - I used 2 Tb :)
For the Cake:
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat an 8”X8” baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Peel the apples (no need to core them).
  4. Using a box grater, grate the apples into a small bowl (do one quarter at a time - it’s much easier).
  5. In a mixing bowl combine egg, oil, sugar and raisins. When sugar is fully combined, add the apples.
  6. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and stir carefully to combine well.
  8. Pour batter into the baking dish.
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes, but check it at the 20 minute mark. When a toothpick comes out clean, remove from oven.
For Whipped Cream & Assembly:
  1. In a small mixing bowl, whip cream cheese to a smooth consistency. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip cream to soft peaks.
  3. Add the cream cheese to the whipped cream and whip until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add sugar, vanilla and bourbon; whip a few more times to thoroughly combine; refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. To serve, find 4 of your prettiest glasses. Break up chunks of cake (as big as you want) and drop into each glass. Layer with cream, then repeat, so you get 2 layers of each. Add your favorite topping and enjoy!
There are 4 servings of these parfaits. You'll likely use up all the cream for the desserts, but you'll likely have some cake left over to enjoy at another time :)
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