Apple Streusel Cake with Caramel
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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
Preheat oven to 350' degrees. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan or spray with bakers secret.
Make Streusel: In medium bowl, mix brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour and cinnamon.
Cut in butter with fork until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Set aside.
To Make Cake: In a medium bowl, stir together 3 1/4 cups flour, baking powder and baking soda.
In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in eggs, one at time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in sour cream and vanilla.
Gently stir in flour mixture just until blended.
Scoop about 3 cups of the batter into the the bottom of the bundt pan.
Sprinkle with 1/4 of the streusel and layer with apples. Sprinkle 1/2 the remaining streusel over the apples.
Pour remaining batter over top. Sprinkle remaing streusel over top and gently pat so it sticks.
Bake 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
Caramel Topping: Place 1 stick butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup milk in a small saucepan.
Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir. Let cool.
Pour over apple cake, top with chopped walnuts if desired.
Last Updated: Mon, Sep 10, 2012