My Best Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

One of the very few ways I'll eat cooked or baked apples! This cake is truely a slice of heaven! While it's apple pickin' time, be sure to squeeze this recipe into your repertoire! Wonderful served slightly warm, drizzled with warm caramel sauce and sprinkled with extra pecans! Mmmmmm!! :D
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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Ingredients

CAKE:

1/2 cup
unsalted butter, softened
1 cup
sugar
1
egg
1 tsp.
baking soda
1/4 tsp.
salt
1 tsp.
cinnamon
1/2 tsp.
nutmeg
1 cup
flour
2
granny smith apples, peeled, chopped fine
1/2 cup
chopped pecans

CARAMEL SAUCE:

1/2 cup
unsalted butter
1 cup
minus 1 tbl. light brown sugar, just measure out 1 cup and remove 1 tbl.
1/2 tsp.
salt
1 tsp.
vanilla
1/2 cup
heavy whipping cream

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cake:
Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and beat. Add rest of dry ingredients and beat til mixed. Fold in apples and pecans. Pour into greased and floured large round, deep cake pan. *Use greased and lightly floured parchment paper on the bottom for easier removal. Bake at 350ยบ for 35-40 minutes. Cool a bit, turn out onto rack to cool completely. *Can serve warm, too. Meanwhile, make caramel sauce.

Caramel sauce:
Melt butter, brown sugar and salt in pan over low-med heat, stirring, for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and cream and stir well til not grainy.

Drizzle lots of caramel sauce over cut cake slices when serving. Sprinkle more chopped pecans on top of that if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Sauces
Hashtags: #apple, #sauce, #caramel