SALTED CARAMEL APPLE CAKE

7
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

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  • 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)

How to Make SALTED CARAMEL APPLE CAKE

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!).

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About SALTED CARAMEL APPLE CAKE

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




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