I have been making this recipe for my family for several years now, and it is always a huge hit in the fall and winter. I have made the cake as-is before, and it is wonderful that way, but over the years we have of course adapted it to our tastes: I cut the sugar down to 1 1/2 cups, I use half whole wheat flour, and I add about 1/4 tsp cardamon along with the cinnamon. This is supposed to be a mildly spiced cake, so don't go overboard with the spices! The recommended 2 tsp of cinnamon is enough to enhance without overwhelming the apples, and the addition of 1/4 tsp of cardamon, I believe, does the same. The cake does not need a frosting. It is almost like a good coffee cake or muffin on its own, but a simple glaze, a dollop of vanilla whipped cream, or a light frosting with a cream cheese or sour cream frosting is also nice. You don't want to weigh down this cake with a thick layer of a heavy frosting. Definitely a winner for our family!
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I have been making this recipe for my family for several years now, and it is always a huge...