Apple Streusel Cake with Caramel
packed light brown sugar
butter, chilled and diced
all purpose flour
butter, room temperature
pure vanilla extract
2 to 3
baking apples, peeled, cored and finely diced
1Preheat oven to 350' degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan or spray with bakers secret.
2Make Streusel: In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour and cinnamon.
3Cut in butter with fork until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Set aside.
4To Make Cake: In a medium bowl, stir together 3 1/4 cups flour, baking powder and baking soda.
5In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
6Beat in eggs, one at time, mixing well after each addition.
7Stir in sour cream and vanilla.
8Gently stir in flour mixture just until blended.
9Scoop about 3 cups of the batter into the the bottom of the bundt pan.
10Sprinkle with 1/4 of the streusel and layer with apples. Sprinkle 1/2 the remaining streusel over the apples.
11Pour remaining batter over top. Sprinkle remaing streusel over top and gently pat so it sticks.
12Bake 50 to 60 minutes or untila toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Place a plate or cookie sheet over bundt and invert. Cool Completely
13Caramel Topping: Place 1 stick butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup milk in a small saucepan.
14Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir. Let cool.
15Pour over apple cake, top with chopped walnuts if desired.
Originally Posted: Tue, Oct 11, 2011