Apple-Spice Layer Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Well, I held out as long as I could guys, but now that we’re into the second week of September I couldn’t resist sneaking in a little bit of fall baking. The temperatures have cooled down just a tad, and with football on tv, this was the first weekend it really started to feel like fall to me. I always turn my attention to apples first, and this year is no different. Apples are so versatile, perfect in both sweet and savory applications; I think it only makes sense to show them some love in September before turning to all things pumpkin in October :)

Apple-Spice Layer Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

I decided the first apple treat out of the gate had to be epic, and this apple-spice layer cake with goat cheese frosting checks all the boxes. I’m probably a little biased, but I think it’s a stunner! A moist and fluffy, triple layer apple cake flavored not only with homemade applesauce but also traditional fall spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The creamy goat cheese frosting is a little outside of the box, but if you’re a goat cheese fan, you’ll love this tangy, sweet concoction! And if not, feel free to go with cream cheese frosting instead.

Apple-Spice Layer Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

I’m sharing the recipe for this amazing cake over at Baked by Rachel today as part of her Apple A Day party. For the second year in a row, she’s dedicated the entire month of September to celebrating apples on her blog. If you need fall baking inspiration, look no further – there’s a fantastic variety of sweet and savory recipes alike!

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