Apple Cake with Hot Caramel Sauce

Crystal ~


I have been making this recipe for years. This is a super moist and delicious dessert with a rich caramel sauce. It originates from Marcia Adams cooking show she use to have on PBS TV station back in the 80's. This cake makes a wonderful after dinner dessert with a cup of coffee.


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20 Min
35 Min


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    ½ cup pecans or walnuts, finely chopped
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    2 large cooking apples cut into small cubes (2-1/2 cups)
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    1 stick unsalted butter, softened
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    1 cup granulated sugar
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    1 large egg
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    1 teaspoon baking soda
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    ¼ teaspoon salt
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    1 teaspoon cinnamon
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    ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
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    1 cup all-purpose flour
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    whipped cream
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    caramel sauce:
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    1 stick unsalted butter
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    1 cup brown sugar
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    ½ teaspoon salt
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    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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    ½ cup evaporated milk

How to Make Apple Cake with Hot Caramel Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel, core, and chop apples to equal 2½ cups; set aside.
  3. Lightly oil a 8 or 9 inch cake pan: set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar; beat until fluffy. Add in the egg and beat until blended.
  5. Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, mixing until combined. Stir in the apples and nuts. ( Mixture will be thick).
  6. Spoon the apple mixture into the lightly oiled cake pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Prepare Caramel Sauce:
  8. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil; stirring with a whisk.
  9. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and evaporated milk.
  10. To serve, ladle 1-2 tablespoons of the hot Caramel sauce onto serving plates. Place a wedge of cake on top of Caramel sauce. Drizzle a little more sauce over the cake. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream. Enjoy!
  11. Note: The sauce can be made ahead of time and then reheated in the microwave. You can also spoon out a tablespoon or 2 on a saucer, and reheat that amount up for a single serving. The cake should be served warm, or at least room temperature for the best flavor. :)

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About Apple Cake with Hot Caramel Sauce

Course/Dish: Cakes Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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