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

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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)

Step-By-Step

1Butter 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.
2Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. cold butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add apples; saute 13 to 15 minutes, until tender. Cool.
3In 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.
4On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture, alternating with half-and-half. Scrape down sides of bowl; beat for 1 minute.
5Fan 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.
6Run 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.
7Serve 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