Apple Cake with Hot Caramel Sauce

Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

I have been making this recipe for years. This is a super moist and delicious dessert with a rich caramel sauce. It originates from Marcia Adams cooking show she use to have on PBS TV station back in the 80's. This cake makes a wonderful after dinner dessert with a cup of coffee.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

½ cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
2 large cooking apples cut into small cubes (2-1/2 cups)
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup all-purpose flour
whipped cream
caramel sauce:
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup evaporated milk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Peel, core, and chop apples to equal 2½ cups; set aside.
3
Lightly oil a 8 or 9 inch cake pan: set aside.
4
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar; beat until fluffy. Add in the egg and beat until blended.
5
Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mixing until combined. Stir in the apples and nuts. ( Mixture will be thick).
6
Spoon the apple mixture into the lightly oiled cake pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
7
Prepare Caramel Sauce:
8
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil; stirring with a whisk.
9
Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and evaporated milk.
10
To serve, ladle 1-2 tablespoons of the hot Caramel sauce onto serving plates. Place a wedge of cake on top of Caramel sauce. Drizzle a little more sauce over the cake. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!
11
Note: The sauce can be made ahead of time and then reheated in the microwave. You can also spoon out a tablespoon or 2 on a saucer, and reheat that amount up for a single serving. The cake should be served warm, or at least room temperature for the best flavor. :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American