Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

This past weekend was my friend Erica's birthday and I had asked her if I could make her a cake. She asked for an apple cake, which I jumped on! Don't get me wrong... I LOVE traditional birthday cakes with the buttercream frosting - YUM! But, we have had a lot of birthdays around here lately and I was excited for a different type of cake.

Erica provided me with her grandmother's recipe and it didn't disappoint! This cake was so moist and incredibly delicious. It is topped off with a caramel sauce, and next time, I will be adding a nice heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Thanks for an awesome recipe, Erica!

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

4 cups peeled, sliced apples
2 cups sugar
½ cup oil
1 cup chopped nuts
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt

Caramel Sauce:
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup whipping cream
½ tsp. vanilla

Blend the first six ingredients until combined. Fold in dry ingredients. Pour into a 9x13" pan and Bake @ 325° for 1 hour.

While cake is baking, make caramel sauce by combining sugars, butter, cream and vanilla on stove top. Stir and heat just to the boiling stage. Serve warm over cake.


Megan said...

Wow - what a great recipe. I'm bookmarking it so as soon as I have some apples I will give it a try. A nice change from regular cake, that's for sure.

Coleen's Recipes said...

I just bought a bunch of I know what I'm going to be doing with them...excellent photography!

Katy said...

I love apple cakes. This one looks like a sure pleaser. I'll be giving it a try for sure. Thank you for sharing such a nice recipe.

April said...

This cake looks delish!

teresa said...

Oooh, what a good choice for a birthday cake. Looks fantastic!

J.Danger said...

Oh! An Apple cake. What a good idea. My husbands birthday is this weekend, and then my moms is next weekend. Maybe one of them will let me make them this cake! It looks so good!

Cathy said...

What a fantastic cake! I love apple cake, and this recipe looks wonderful. I'm so glad that your friend enjoyed her bday cake!

Sara said...

This looks so good, the caramel sauce really takes it over the top! And really, how can you go wrong with apples and caramel?

Anonymous said...

The cake looks awesome. What a great friend you are.

HoneyB said...

Don't you just love baking for your friends! :o)

I'm your friend....right? ;o)

Looks awesome Cristine!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

I want, I want! lol ~ It looks soo good Christine. That Caramel Sauce just puts it over the top.

Lucky Erica!!

Thank you for sharing the recipe. xo~m.

Leslie said...

You gotta love a grandmas recipe!

Pamela said...

This looks fabulous. Love the caramel!

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