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Apple Pound Cake

Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Makes 6 Mini Cakes

4 Granny Smith Apples
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Core and dice the apples. Place in a large bowl and coat with 1/4 cup of the sugar and the ground cinnamon. Place the coated apples on a baking pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. Set the roasted apples aside to cool. Turn the oven down to 300 degrees.

In a mixer, cream together the softened butter and remaining 1 1/4 cups sugar. Blend in the milk and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each egg. Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Slowing add the dry ingredients to the mixer. Mix until combined.

Spray a mini cheesecake pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill each part of the pan halfway full with the batter. Top with the roasted apples over the batter. Bake in the 300 degree oven for 65-75 minutes (or longer depending on the oven). Keep a close eye on the mini cakes. Cool for 5 minutes and remove the individual cakes from the pan. Serve warm with caramel sauce.


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  3. Apples! They are my favorite fruit. But I am amazed to know that you can make cakes from apples. I would try it this weekend. If I like it then I am going to eat it a lot. kw
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