Wednesday, November 7

Fresh Apple Cake with a Caramel Glaze

Here it is. The recipe that practically defines what the perfect Autumn cake should taste like - in my opinion. The name says it all. Fresh apples and caramel. Hello? What could say Fall more than that?? It's a simple homemade spice cake with fresh sweet-tart apples and a smooth, ridiculously rich caramel frosting that pools at the bottom of the cake. Pass me a piece! mmmm, good! 

How ever humble it may be, this little recipe has served me well over the years. First by garnering a blue ribbon for me at the State Fair of Texas and more importantly by being a never fail recipe. You can bake this simple cake over and over and it will come out the same every time. This is the kind of recipe I like to frequent, simple, straight forward and incredibly delicious.....every time. Hope you and your family enjoy it as well.

Fresh Apple Cake with a Caramel Glaze
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INGREDIENTS
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 4 cups sliced and peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 - 1 cup pecans
  • Caramel Icing, recipe below
WHAT TO DO
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Grease and flour a 13x9x2 pan.; set aside. 
  • Combine all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl; set aside. 
  • Cream butter and sugar until it's pale yellow and creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Slowly add flour mixture; mix until JUST combined. Add apples and nuts. 
  • Pour into prepared pan and cook @350 degrees for 40 minutes. 
  • Poke holes in hot cake and pour frosting over the top while it's still hot.
CARAMEL GLAZE INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
WHAT TO DO
  • Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. 
  • Cook 2 minutes boiling and reduce heat. Slowly simmer an additional 2 minutes. 
  • Pour hot glaze over hot cake.

ENJOY!

APPLE, FALL, CAKE, FRESH, CARAMEL, FAMILY, EASY, QUICK


8 comments:

  1. Well, of course Ronda these dishes look scrumptious, but in addition you are doing a lovely job on photography.....either shooting or finding great pix.

    Coleen

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  2. Posting your blog on my Facebook timeline, Ronda. More people need to know about this place. You are creating such a nice spot here.

    Hugs, Coleen

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  3. Thanks Coleen. Appreciate that! I enjoy blogging. It's nice to post recipes, travel and decor info so that one day it's there for Elizabeth and any other family member that comes along. I do appreciate the encouragement, you are the only person I know that blog.....and I need ALL the help I can get.

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  4. Glazes are used to give desserts a smooth and/or shiny finish. There are several different types of glazes, Caramel, chocolate, fondate, water icing, and tart glazes are to name a few.

    Caramel Glaze

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  5. You are correct, they do make desserts look extra special. I use a glaze on this particular cake mainly because it makes the cake so moist and really decadent. Thanks for reading and sharing your tips. They are much appreciated.

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  6. Hi, I'm in the midst of baking this cake. I have a question...I found that mixture was too dry at the end...it wasn't a runny consistency like other cake batters. I added some milk at the end before baking it. Do you think it will turn out alright? It's still in the oven.

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    1. Safiya, It is a thick batter. I hope it turned out perfect for you!

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