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apple cake with buttery caramel sauce

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

Another rich and sinful dessert from the folks at Family Circle Hometown Favorites (their photo) to make us all salivate! This one has gotta be good! 06-13-14

yield 6 -8
prep time 35 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple cake with buttery caramel sauce

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 c
  • 2
  • 6 c
    coarsely chopped, unpeeled cooking apples
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/3 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make apple cake with buttery caramel sauce

  • 1
    In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, and baking soda; set aside.
  • 2
    In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds. Gradually add the 2 cups sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating on medium until well combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat for 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating on low just until combined. Fold in apples and walnuts. (Batter will be thick.)
  • 3
    Spread batter in a greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Bake in a preheated 350º oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 45 minutes.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt the 1/3 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in the 1/3 cup sugar, brown sugar, and whipping cream. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm.
  • 5
    Serve cake warm with buttery caramel sauce.