Dawn NoltAuthorDawn NoltCategoryTags, , , DifficultyIntermediateRating

This apple cake is filled with generous chunks of apple and topped with a rich caramel glaze.  It's so good you may need to hide it in your kitchen or you'll have people sneaking in for a sample!

Yields16 Servings
Cook Time1 hr

APPLE CAKE:
 5 large cooking apples
 3 all-purpose flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tbsp Saigon cinnamon
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 3 Nature's Yoke eggs
 1 ½ cups oil
 1 cup brown sugar
 1 cup granulated sugar
 2 ½ tsp vanilla extract
CARAMEL GLAZE:
 6 tbsp butter
  cup brown sugar
 ½ cup heavy cream
 pinch of salt

APPLE CAKE:
1

Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter and flour a 9x13 baking pan.

2

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg together. Set aside.

3

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until combined. Add oil, sugars and vanilla and mix until well-combined.

4

Gradually whisk flour mixture into egg-sugar mixture just until blended.

5

Peel apples; cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Fold apples into batter. The batter will be very thick. Turn batter into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

6

Remove cake from oven. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes while preparing caramel glaze.

CARAMEL GLAZE:
7

In a medium skillet, melt butter. Add sugar, cream and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 2 minutes.

8

Increase heat and boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and cool until glaze begins to thicken, then spoon over cake.

Ingredients

APPLE CAKE:
 5 large cooking apples
 3 all-purpose flour
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tbsp Saigon cinnamon
 1 tsp salt
 ½ tsp nutmeg
 3 Nature's Yoke eggs
 1 ½ cups oil
 1 cup brown sugar
 1 cup granulated sugar
 2 ½ tsp vanilla extract
CARAMEL GLAZE:
 6 tbsp butter
  cup brown sugar
 ½ cup heavy cream
 pinch of salt

Directions

APPLE CAKE:
1

Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter and flour a 9x13 baking pan.

2

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg together. Set aside.

3

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until combined. Add oil, sugars and vanilla and mix until well-combined.

4

Gradually whisk flour mixture into egg-sugar mixture just until blended.

5

Peel apples; cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Fold apples into batter. The batter will be very thick. Turn batter into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.

6

Remove cake from oven. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes while preparing caramel glaze.

CARAMEL GLAZE:
7

In a medium skillet, melt butter. Add sugar, cream and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 2 minutes.

8

Increase heat and boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and cool until glaze begins to thicken, then spoon over cake.

Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze