Friends, we are only a few weeks away from the Fall season. Last week, it actually felt like Fall here in Oklahoma (this week feels like summer again, ha!). My favorite time of year for fashion, nature, and, of course, FALL FOOD.

So, my mind has been running with ALL THE FALL COMFORT FOOD I am looking forward to making and creating this year. The obvious Fall ingredients like pumpkin, cinnamon, sweet potato, cider, squash, apple….the list goes on and on. And speaking of apples…today’s Fall recipe is featuring apple spice and all things nice (see what I did there?).

Frosted Apple Spice Fall Cake Bars. The perfect fall dessert.

 Easy Apple Spice Fall Cake Bars Recipe

Is your mouth watering yet? Is it just me?

Move over apple pie, we’ve got delicious cake bars in town! No offense to apple pie because I love me some apple pie. Or pumpkin pie. Or any pie, really. But cake? Cake takes the cake.

 Easy Apple Spice Fall Cake Bars Recipe

With cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, applesauce, and a deliciously sweet white sugar frosting, these Frosted Apple Spice Cake Bars are sure to be gobbled up quickly! The Fall dessert that your family will be talking about for years to come. A new Fall tradition!

 Easy Apple Spice Fall Cake Bars Recipe

INGREDIENTS NEEDED

bars:

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened 
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 Easy Apple Spice Fall Cake Bars Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THE RECIPE

Read and/or print the recipe below:

Easy Apple Spice Fall Cake Bars Recipe

Easy Apple Spice Fall Cake Bars Recipe

With cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, applesauce, and a deliciously sweet white sugar frosting, these Frosted Apple Spice Cake Bars are sure to be gobbled up quickly!

Ingredients

bars:

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

bars:

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, and egg until smooth. Stir in applesauce. 
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; stir into the applesauce mixture until well blended. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until edges is golden. Cool completely in the pan over a wire rack.

icing:

  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and butter. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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