Cake is an American tradition that dates back centuries and has come a long way since the late 1800s.
In the 1930s, the popular dish was known as “twilight pie” because the pies were filled with apple cider.
Since then, there have been countless variations on the recipe.
Some versions use white cake batter, some use cream cheese frosting, some add lemon and lemon juice, some make it a bit thicker, and some add apple cider in place of the sugar.
These days, the recipe is still popular.
The best part about cake is that it can be made a variety of ways, so you can customize it to your liking.
But before you get started, make sure you have a recipe to help you get through the first steps.
What You’ll Need for the Cake Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (3 tablespoons) 3/4 cup sugar 3/8 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons milk (4 ounces) 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) 1/3 cup honey, divided 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 cups apple cider, divided, plus more for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter in a small bowl and whisk in sugar, brown sugar, cornstich, salt, and milk.
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla extract, and lemon.
Mix until just combined.
Add egg and mix well.
Add 1/5 cup flour and mix until combined.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in honey, apple cider and sugar.
Make sure the batter is just well combined and smooth.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Let cool completely before frosting.
For the Apple Ciders: In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
Add in sugar and cook for 2 minutes.
Add cornstech and whisk until smooth.
Remove to a cooling rack.
For lemon juice: In the same saucepan with the butter, add in the sugar and whisk for 1 minute.
Add the lemon juice and whisk to combine.
Pour over cake and bake for 25 minutes.
Let cake cool completely and frost.
For Honey: In another saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter over high heat.
With a wooden spatula, stir the honey into the butter mixture.
Add to the cooled cake and let cake cool fully.
Let the cake cool to room temperature.
For Lemon: In an ovenproof bowl, combine the lemon and honey in a saucepan.
Stir until smooth and the mixture is just combined and no lumps remain.
Pour into the frosting and let the mixture cool completely, then frost.