caramel apple cake

Layers of Caramel Cake with Caramel and Apple filling, covered in caramel
Italian Meringue buttercream.

Yield: 1 – 8” cake Prep Time: 30 min Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup + 1 Tb brown sugar
  • 2 cups small-diced apples (granny smith)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups sifted flour

*OPTIONAL – Apple filling for spice cake: fills two 8” cakes

2 lbs. apples, peeled & diced
½ stick butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup flour

 

caramel apple cake

Instructions:

For apples: Add 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 Tb brown sugar, and apples to saucepan. Cook on medium until apples are done but not mushy. Do not over stir!

  1. Combine dry ingredients: salt, nutmeg, 1.5 tsp cinnamon, baking powder, and flour, and set aside.
  2. Combine vanilla, oil, sugar ½ cup brown sugar well, approx. 2 min. Add eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add dry ingredients to liquids in 3 parts until combined. Do not overmix!
  4. Fold apples into the batter, bake at 350° 45 – 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Fill with Caramel filling and ice with caramel buttercream of your choice.

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