Buttermilk Cake and Brie Whipped Frosting with Spiced Apples

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Sweet and crisp Honeycrisp apples are the star of this apple spice compote which tops a delicious homemade buttermilk cake and whipped Brie cheese frosting for one divine dessert. For those 21 and over, pair this recipe with Champagne or Moscato wine.


  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-4 large apples, about 5 cups chopped
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 3 tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 8 ounces Brie cheese (soft variety), room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream, very cold
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


Place rack in center of oven, preheat oven 350 degrees. Lightly oil a 9 inch cake pan, using the grapeseed oil.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, grapeseed oil, vanilla extract, and eggs and whisk to combine. Pour buttermilk/oil mixture into flour. Using a spatula, gently combine, do not over mix. Pour batter into a lightly oiled 9 inch cake pan. Place in oven and bake for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven, and remove from cake pan. Allow to cool on a wire rack for minimum 1 hour before assembly.

While cake is baking, work on compote. Place chopped apples, salt, cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg, salt, zest, and juice into a medium sauce pot. Bring to a light boil over medium heat, reduce heat to medium low, and allow simmer for 5 minutes covered. Uncover and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

For frosting, use a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Add brie and whip for 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add heavy cream, and whip for 3 minutes, until medium-stiff peaks are formed. Add sugar and whip for 1 minute, until combined.

To assemble, place cooled cake on a large plate. Using a large spatula spread the frosting on the cake, just covering the top, not sides. Using a large ladle or spoon, scoop spiced apple compote on center of cake over frosting.

Serve with champagne or Moscato wine!

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

Calories: 516, Fat Content: 38 g, Protein Content: 10 g, Carbohydrate Content: 34 g, Fiber Content: 3 g, Sugar Content: 9 g, Cholesterol Content: 99 mg, Potassium Content: 216 mg, Sodium Content: 582 mg.