SALTED CARAMEL APPLE CAKE

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

A new twist on the salted-caramel craze. Throw in some apples and you've got a very decadent dessert. I'm making it this weekend.
Recipe: familycircle.com/appledesserts
09-18-14


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Serves:

12

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

6 Tbsp
cold butter
1-1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
1 tsp
sea salt
4
gala apples, cored and peeled, each cut into 8 wedges
1-1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 c
(1 stick) butter, softened
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
half-and-half
whipped cream (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter the bottom of a 10-inch round cake pan (I used a 10-inch deep-dish pie pan) with 4 Tbsp. of the butter. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and the sea salt.
2
Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. cold butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples; saute 13 to 15 minutes, until tender. Cool.
3
In a large bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt. In a second large bowl, beat softened butter and remaining 1 cup brown sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla.
4
On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with half-and-half. Scrape down sides of bowl; beat for 1 minute.
5
Fan apples over bottom of prepared pan. Spread batter over apples. Bake in a preheated 350ยบ oven for 45 to 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes.
6
Run a small knife around edge of pan. Place a serving plate on top of pan and turn plate and pan over together. Carefully remove pan. If any apples remain in pan, place on cake.
7
Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream, if desired (or even ice cream!).

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom