Glazed Dutchie Apple Fritter Cake
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An easy, soft glazed cake that tastes like a combination of the apple fritter and dutchie donut from the original Tim Hortons.
I never set out to make a copycat Tim Hortons apple fritter or dutchie, but according to Mrs. CBB, this is close to what I achieved.
Considering I’ve never tasted a dutchie donut before but loved the apple fritter, I can lean more toward that side of her review.
I’ll have to trust her since she has experience with the original Tim Hortons baking in the 90s.
I hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane, and let me know what you think of my Glazed Apple Fritter Dutchie Cake.
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Original Tim Hortons 1964
On May 17, 1964, the first Tim Hortons opened a coffee shop on Ottawa street in Hamilton, Ontario.
Today, it is a coffee shop and museum filled with classics from mugs, uniforms, plaques, memorabilia, and photos.
One dozen donuts cost a mere $1.25 and $0.60 for a large coffee which seems cheap today, but we’re returning to the ’60s.
Tim Hortons Dutchie Donut
The dutchie is a Canadian doughnut popularized by the Tim Hortons chain. It is a square, yeast-lifted doughnut containing raisins that is coated with a sugary glaze.
The dutchie was one of two original baked goods that had been available on Tim Hortons’ doughnut menu since the chain’s inception in 1964Dutchie Wikipedia
Apple Fritter From 1960’s Tim Hortons
The photo below was taken in Hamilton, Ontario, from the Tim Hortons museum, where the first store had opened.
If you look closely, you’ll notice the massive size of the apple fritter donut compared to the frozen donut you get today.
At the top left of the photo is a tray of dutchie donuts as they were homemade by a baker.
According to my wife, the donuts you get at Tim Hortons today are nothing like in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s when they were made in-house.
You would never find uniform apple fritter donuts as they varied in size but were always big and filled with fresh-cut apples and cinnamon.
Mrs. CBB worked for Tim Hortons for many years as a baker, drive-thru, and front-end staff.
She spent many nights with the donut baker as she made the muffins and knows the hard work that went into making what used to be premium donuts.
Unfortunately, I didn’t taste these donuts as I moved to Canada in 2007, and the frozen donut had already been implemented.
Apple Fritter Cereal From Tim Hortons
Now, you can buy Tim Hortons Apple Fritter Cereal which seems to be a hit from those who have reviewed it.
Basically, if you’re a fan of apple fritters, you just want these things to taste like something resembling apple cinnamon and…they did!Apple Fritter Cereal Review
How To Make Dutchie Apple Fritter Cake
Printable Recipe Below.
You’ll need an 8-inch square baking pan buttered and lined with parchment paper.
I used an 8-inch square foil pan from the dollar store, which I buttered and did not line with parchment as I cut the sides down after the cake cooled.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 large apple peeled and diced
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 cup Thompsons raisins
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon for the batter and 1 teaspoon for the top.
- 1 cup of confectioners sugar (Icing sugar)
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare your baking pan.
- In a stand mixer or medium-sized bowl, beat the egg, sugar, and egg until fluffy.
- Add the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and baking soda in a separate bowl and mix.
- With the stand mixer on low, alternate the milk and flour mixture until combined with the egg and sugar mixture.
- Fold the diced apples and raisins into the cake mixture.
- Pour the batter into a greased 8-inch square pan folding it over and leaving it unevenly mixed to create peaks.
- Sprinkle one teaspoon of cinnamon over the top.
- Gently swirl the cinnamon into the batter using a knife to create a marble effect.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
How To Make Vanilla Glaze
- In a small bowl, add the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla extract.
- Start by adding two tablespoons of heavy cream and add the third tablespoon if needed to make a glaze that will drizzle.
- Poke small holes in the cake when it comes out of the oven, and then pour the glaze all over it and let it cool.
- Cut the cake into squares and serve with more glaze on top or a side of vanilla ice cream.
If you try my Dutchie Apple Fritter Cake, comment below and tell me your thoughts.
It’s not perfect, but it brought back memories for Mrs. CBB, and if I made her happy, it’s a keeper.