Monday, November 8, 2010

Apple Cake with Buttery Caramel Sauce

I saw the recipe for Buttery Caramel Sauce on my friend's dessert blog recently and it make me think, "Hey!  I have a really good apple cake recipe that this would be great with!"  It's a cake I made for the first time while we were living in Bosnia and somehow never posted.  So right away you should know that this recipe will be 1) simple, with minimal steps 2) require no crazy ingredients or utensils (ie you can make it with a couple of large bowls or tupperware, a cup, and a spoon--because, seriously, that's what I was cooking with) and 3) taste like you put in way more work than you actually did.  As my husband said, "this apple cake tastes better and better every time I eat it."  And the Buttery Caramel Sauce puts it over the top.  Add a little whipped cream on top as well and you're in for one heck of a party in your mouth.

Apple Cake
(adapted from Patti Cakes)
Printable Recipe
Serves 16

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 cups diced apples

1) In a medium-sized bowl, cream sugar and oil. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla.
2) In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients.  Add creamed mixture. Add apples. Batter will be chunky.
3) Bake at 325 in a greased 9 x 13 pan for 60 minutes until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Serve with Buttery Caramel Sauce and whipped cream.  Enjoy!

Buttery Caramel Sauce
(from Virtual Goody Plate)
Printable Recipe

1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp vanilla

1) In a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in granulated sugar, brown sugar, and whole milk.
2) Bring to boiling, stirring constantly, for one minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.  Sauce will thicken as it cools.  Serve over cake, ice cream, or as a dip.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. We could come up with healthier version of this! Have you seen my Tripple Applesauce Bread recipe ? That would work for the cake part, so we would just need to come up with something for the topping!



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