10/1/09

Caramel Glazed Apple Cake


Seriously this is the best cake I have ever tasted. I am a pastry connoisseur so I know my cakes! My hubs actually found this recipe in a magazine and he asked me to make it. He doesn't usually go for sweets (don't know how we ever got together) so when he asks for a cake I'm willing to give it a try. If you decide to try this cake you will not be sorry. There are some things I did that may not seem worthwhile but I think they were.

Cake:
1 C packed light brown sugar
1 C sugar
1.5 C vegetable oil
3 eggs
3 C flour
1 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t salt
5 apples, cored, peeled and cut into 1/2 in pieces.
1.25 C chopped pecans or walnuts
2.25 t vanilla extract

Caramel Glaze
4 T butter
1/4 C sugar
1/4 C light brown sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 C heavy cream
Preheat oven to 325. Prepare a 9 x 13 pan. Beat both sugars and oil in a mixing bowl until very well blended. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. I used a hand mixer with batter beater attachments. Sift together all dry ingredients and gradually add to egg mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in apples, pecans and vanilla; pour into prepared pan. Bake for 50-70 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

To prepare the glaze, melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in both sugars and salt; cook over med-low heat for 2 minutes. Add cream and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Poke holes in the cake with a skewer or toothpick. Pour on the glaze. Use the leftover carton of heavy cream and whip it along with 1 t. of vanilla extract.

Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon. My hubs thought he was in heaven!

10 comments:

Daisy said...

That looks scrumptious!

Stacie said...

This looks so good!

Smart Cents Mom said...

Ho wlong do you bake the cake for? I didn't see the time listed. I going to save this in my special occasion recipe file. Thanks!

Buggys said...

Oh gosh! Forgot the time...it's 50 - 70 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Sorry!

Me-Me King said...

O-M-G!!! My mouth is already bursting with that caramel-apple flavor. I'm so making this tomorrow when my son and his family pay a visit. 50-70 minutes, got it. Thanks!

Census (aka Cen aka June.S) said...

This looks delicious. I will give this on a try. Great photo too!

Ann said...

oh my that looks so good, I think I gained weight just looking at the picture...lol

Roschelle said...

there are so many great recipes in bloggy world. I'll never lose these 10lbs. I've been trying to dump since the beginning of summer! I love caramel.....

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

I'm so hungry for a taste right now.

BeadedTail said...

That looks so good! Apples and caramel and cake? Mmmmm!