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Apple Basket Cake


This beautiful bushel holds a harvest of red and green apples?ripe and ready for birthdays and seasonal celebrations. Watch our online video.
Makes: Cake serves 24.
Skill Level: Easy

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Step 1

At least 1 day before decorating cake, make royal icing apples (23 apples used on cake shown).

Step 2

On waxed paper-covered board, pipe tip 6 red and green ball apples, approximately 7/8 in. diameter (pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch). Using end of brush, indent top and bottom of ball. Pipe tip 3 outline stem and tip 349 leaf. Allow to dry completely overnight.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray two 9-inch round cake pans with vegetable pan spray.

Step 4

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, cloves and nutmeg. Stir in vegetable oil and eggs. Add applesauce, mixing just until combined. Gently stir in pecans.

Step 5

Divide batter equally between prepared pans.

Step 6

Bake 35-38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center is clean when removed. Cool cakes in pan on cooling rack 10 minutes. Turn cakes out onto cooling racks; cool completely before icing. Arrange on foil-wrapped cake board.

Step 7

Spatula ice cake smooth with yellow buttercream icing. Over cake top, pipe tip 47 ridged side up lattice. Pipe tip 47 shell top and bottom borders.

Step 8

Attach apples to lattice and borders, using additional dots of icing if necessary.

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Golden Yellow Icing Color

Golden Yellow Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Red-Red Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Leaf Green Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Brown Icing Color

Meringue Powder

Meringue Powder

all-purpose flour

3 cups all-purpose flour

sugar

2 cups sugar

baking powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda

salt

1/2 teaspoon salt

ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

vegetable oil

1 cup vegetable oil

eggs

3 eggs

applesauce

2 cups applesauce

pecans

3/4 cup pecans (chopped)

cornstarch

cornstarch

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9 x 2 in. Round Pan

9 x 2 in. Round Pan

Cake Circle

Cake Circle

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Fanci-Foil Wrap

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

A great party pick. You can pipe the royal icing fruit in advance, including stems and leaves. At serving time, just position as needed on your iced cake or cupcake. Or make your fruit directly on your cake in buttercream icing.

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