Monday, February 20, 2012

Milk Bar Mondays – Apple Pie Layer Cake

Stop drooling.

Actually, scratch that.  This cake is so drool-worthy.  Nicole chose Milk Bar’s Apple Pie Layer Cake for her Milk Bar Monday post.  This is probably a recipe that I wouldn’t have chosen myself but I am thrilled that she did.  I love apple pie.  I think there is nothing wrong with the traditional version so what would be the reasoning for one to turn it into a cake?

This recipe is beyond reason to turn the traditional apple pie into a layer cake.  The different textures and textures meld together to form a cake that is out of this world.

My husband doesn’t like cake and he ate this cake like it was going out of style.  Barely Brown Butter Cake.  You love it already, don’t you?

Oh yeah, remember the liquid cheesecake from the carrot cake truffles?  It happens here too.

Along with apple pie filling.  And pie crumbs that taste like buttery, slightly salty pie crust.  And pie crumb filling.  Yeah, it’s a lot of steps but when you take the first bite in to this amazing cake, all of the effort is 100% worth it.

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65 Responses to “Milk Bar Mondays – Apple Pie Layer Cake”

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    Yuri - Chef Pandita — February 20, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    Gorgeous cake 🙂 I love that book, but have only made cookies from it. Like I said on IG, bf was impressed with your pic and told me to find out what was in this cake. Calling him now!

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    Audra@The-Baker-Chick — February 20, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Yay Cassie! Your cake looks amazing and your pictures, as always are also wonderful. Isn’t this cake maybe the best thing ever?

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    Terra — February 20, 2012 @ 6:34 am

    Wow, That is truly a beautiful cake! I seriously love the idea of having apple pie ingredients in your favorite cake! I love that there is no frosting around it, it is fun to see the layers:-) Take care, Terra

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    Alyssa — February 20, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    Wow, this looks so sinfully good! I bet all of the effort was worth it for this. I’m not big on apple pie but the contrast of textures I bet made this over the top good. And I love your cake plate!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 20, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    Yum! I don’t like apple pie, but in cake form…I’m all there! 😀

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen. } — February 20, 2012 @ 8:00 am

    Speechless! This is truly a delicous-looking cake!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — February 20, 2012 @ 8:26 am

    Look amazing!! Beautiful pictures!

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — February 20, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    This is INCREDIBLE! I am trying to wrap my brain around these cake-pie combo!

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    Jenny Flake — February 20, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    This is the cutest little apple pie cake ever! Love it 🙂

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    BigFatBaker — February 20, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Wasn’t this cake ridiculous?? I love your cheesecake layer, it looks way better than mine turned out! This was so delicious and totally worth every step. Great job on your cake 🙂

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    Michelle — February 20, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Wow, girl ! Love these pictures and that cake!! We love apple pie, gonna have to try this.

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    Maureen — February 20, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    That is a gorgeous cake. They are all wonderful cakes. Such clever bakers, the lot of you 🙂

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    Bev Weidner — February 20, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Look at THAT!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — February 20, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    This cake looks incredible, Cassie, and I bet it tastes even better. Lovely recipe and gorgeous photos to match! Thanks for sharing.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 20, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    You had me at apple pie! I love it and this is such a fun twist!!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 20, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    This looks beautiful and delicious!! Great photos too! You’ve been putting that new camera to good use!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — February 20, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    This looks so good and I love the idea that you ladies are working your way through the book!

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    Jacqueline - The Dusty Baker — February 20, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Yep, totally agree that this is REALLY REALLY WORTH IT! I made it for my sister’s birthday and within seconds my entire family was “wow-ing” and going insane over it. Truly delectable enough for even those who claim not to like cake! Fun swap!

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    Kelly — February 20, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    WOW what a gorgeous cake! This looks absolutely delicious…and I’m totally drooling 🙂

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    Megan @CountryCleaver — February 20, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Like, for serious?? I think I tear just fell off my cheek.

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    Krissy's Creations — February 20, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    I was seriously drooling over this cake too! Yours looks amazing! Your photos are gorgeous, as usual 🙂

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 20, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    Wow – that looks amazing! NEVER would have thought to turn apple pie into a cake!

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    Elizabeth @ chronic venture — February 20, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    soo cute!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — February 20, 2012 @ 11:35 am

    I love apple pie and just love this version. What a unique and delicious recipe. A definite must try! 🙂

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    Katherine Martinelli — February 20, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

    This cake is so gorgeous!! And I love the flavors.

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    nicole {sweet peony} — February 20, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    gorrrrgeous photos! and i’m glad that you and your husband liked this cake. i asked mine to save me a slice in the freezer until i get back home 🙂

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 20, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    A pie in a cake…a fascinating and creative idea! I love it.

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    Cat Davis — February 20, 2012 @ 1:42 pm

    Gorgeous! I think if I made that I’d have to limit it to one layer, that much cake would kill me.

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — February 20, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I’m with you, I probably would never choose to make an apple cake but after seeing the pictures you ladies have been putting up today, I am now converted! Next apple dish I make will be an apple cake! And I adore that crumble topping.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 20, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    This is gorgeous!! Give yourself a hug for me 🙂 I love apple pies and this paired up with cake and layers of it just sounds like the perfect dessert for me!

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    Kathryn — February 20, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    I love love love this series that you’re all doing, definitely makes me want to go out and buy the book. This looks so unbelievably good!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — February 20, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    I saw this earlier on The Dusty Baker, and WOW! I love the flavors in this one!!

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    Melissa // thefauxmartha — February 20, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    Holy cow. This totally looks drool worthy! Yes to the please!

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    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — February 20, 2012 @ 6:58 pm

    Oh…wow Cassie! This cake is beautiful! You know…food knows no boundaries. A cake…a pie…some cheesecake…it’s all good! Going to have to bump this cookbook up on my wishlist! : )

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    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — February 20, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    WOW, this is very impressive! This cake looks beautiful and sounds delicious!

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    JulieD — February 20, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    Love this!! You’re amazing and I wish you lived next door to me. 😀

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    Living The Sweet Life — February 20, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    Delicious!! I love the crumb topping – – this may very well be the recipe to make me head out and buy the book 😉 yumm!!

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    christina @ ovenadventures — February 20, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    did you say brown butter?!?!?!?!?!? this cake sounds very cool.

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    Robin @ Simply Southern Baking — February 21, 2012 @ 4:55 am

    Mmmm! This looks so yummy!

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    brandi — February 21, 2012 @ 7:39 am

    wow wow wow – this looks incredible!

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    Alison @ ingredients, Inc. — February 21, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    oh wow! Love these!! So glad to connect with you just recently

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    Amy — February 21, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    This is totally looking drool worthy to me! I need it.

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    Holly — February 21, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Love your pics. This cake sounds amazing!

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    amy @ fearlesshomemaker — February 21, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    wow, this looks divine, Cassie. i’m super impressed! oh, + i could go for a slice or two right now, please. =)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 21, 2012 @ 9:58 am

    That cake looks amazing and definitely worth the effort!

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    Kim | At Home WIth Kim — February 21, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Okay, so no fair! I’m sitting here with my coffee and THAT LOOKS AMAZING!

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — February 21, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Just gorgeous, Cassie! And what a cute cake stand! I love your version of this drool-worthy cake!! 🙂

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    Kim Bee — February 21, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Holy crap! I realize this comment is unacceptable but seriously that is what I keep saying. It’s freaking gorgeous. Why do I not live next door to you? I must move. Now.

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    Ramona — February 21, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    This dessert looks amazing and so luscious! Yes.. you were right.. you caught me drooling. 🙂

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    Lora @cakeduchess — February 21, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    So am in LOVE with this cake, Cassie:)Just gorgeous. save me some, please;)

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    Molly — February 21, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmm that looks soooo goood! I must try some of your recipes!

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    Reem | Simply Reem — February 21, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    Beautiful!!!
    This cake may be the best cake ever…
    Absolutely delicious!!!

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    Ann — February 21, 2012 @ 11:03 pm

    That is absolutely stunning! I just the idea of apple pie AND cheesecake together WITH cake….heavenly!

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    Hotly Spiced — February 22, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    What a beautiful looking cake. It is so wonderfully layered and looks so moist. And of course apple cake is one of my favourites.

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    Deanna @ DB and Jelly — February 25, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    This is such a fun twist on the usual apple pie, and your cake is absolutely beautiful!

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    robin — August 7, 2014 @ 4:35 pm

    hi, I would love to try this cake but I cannot find the recipe.. can someone be a dear and email me the recipe plzzzz. my email address is robinhanson435@hotmail.com 😀 thanks

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    Cassie — August 8, 2014 @ 7:35 am

    Hi Robin, I have added the recipe to the post; I didn’t realize the link wasn’t working.

    Enjoy!

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    jill — November 8, 2014 @ 6:03 am

    Holy Moses!!! If I wanted to sell cakes for $100 a pop, this would be it! What an ingenious idea, to combine all good things in layers. Opens up a world of possibilities too, sure you are experimenting with other combinations. Thank you for a great recipe and a fantastic idea! Truly imaginative, good for you!!!

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    jill — November 8, 2014 @ 6:28 am

    Oh also, have you tried making this in 9″ or even a 8X13?? Could figure out the measurements, but wondering if you had tried it and what success you had, thanks!!!

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