Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Easy Apple Spice Cake Recipe for Fall Entertaining


Fall is one of my favorite times to entertain and have people over. I don’t know if it’s because of the cozy weather or the festive decorations, but something about it all is very warm and inviting. As a host, I always strive to make my house guests feel welcomed and comfortable by offering them something to eat and drink. So when Starbucks asked me to share a favorite fall recipe to pair with their delicious coffee, I knew I would have to search through my recipe arsenal for just the right one. I’ll admit, I’m no pastry chef but I like to treat my friends and family to homemade sweets I baked myself. I figure it’s the thought that counts anyways. (Besides, it doesn’t hurt that it leaves the house smelling ah-mazing in the process.)

When preparing what to serve my guests I keep seasonal favorites in mind. For example, one of my favorite desserts to bake in the fall is apple spice cake. It’s super easy to make and more importantly a popular favorite among family and friends. I use a recipe I found a few years ago, but if you’re pressed for time I know they also sell the ready-to-bake cake mix at the store too.


To top off the delicious spice cake I use a homemade cream cheese icing, but the true icing on the cake is the Starbucks® Caramel K-Cup® Packs coffee I picked to pair the cake with. I mean, apple spice and caramel go together like peanut butter and jelly, right? So simple. So sweet. Caramel adds just the right touch of richness to anything.


What are some of your favorite fall recipes? 


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