this is the best cake ever i made!it is incredible..the most moist one,this butter and brown sugar sauce give it a wonderful taste,,but of course you need to add just 2 tsp of cinnamon and 1tsp ground nutmeg,,but it is awesomeeeeeeee,i cant stop eating it all the time,,do it,,u never regret !
Like most others, I love this recipe(with some adjustments)! I've made this a couple times and think I've mastered my alterations. I reduced the oil to 1/2 cup(no replacement with applesauce) and the sugar to 1 2/3 cup. I also added 2 t cinnamon and 1 t pumpkin pie spice. I omit the nuts, just as a personal preference. The glaze topping was delicious!! I poked many holes with a toothpick all over the cake. Before topping the cake, I allowed the glaze and cake to cool about 5 minutes, spread about half of the glaze on, and then waited another 15 minutes before adding the rest. As written, this is probably a 2-3 star recipe. With my adjustments, I rate this a 5! So, I'll average it out for the official rating. :)
Not that this cake needs another raving review, but this one made its way to my permanent recipe box, and has been shared with just about everyone I know. I do sub part of the oil with applesauce, and add a little cinnamon.
Very nice and indeed moist. The glaze is amazing! I would add cinnamon as others have done the next time around, because I felt it was missing a little something.
I followed a few another's option of replacing half the oil with applesauce and I added cinnamon because I love cinnamon with my apples. I overbaked mine just a bit and with less oil you have to be carefull. I didn't follow directions well and added the caramel sauce to a hot cake but it soaked in nicely and tasted great. My family said it needed more sauce, so the next day I made a 2nd batch of sauce to pour over the cake - then is was a bit too sweet. So next time I will bake a few minutes less, let the cake completely cool and add the caramel sauce at the right time. I had some personal flubs with this cake but we all still give it a thumbs up and 5 star!
As is this cake was not very good. I did as many others did and added cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. I didn't have apple juice so I added apple sauce plus a little water. I also substituted 1/2 the oil with more apple sauce. It definetely didn't need the extra oil. I really liked the caramel glaze. I actually think it could have been doubled if you cut back on the sugar in the cake itself. I thought it would have been good with frosting on top of the glaze. (Sauce NOT doubled) So with all of the adjustments I would rate it a "4" but as posted definetely a "2". I can't put my finger on it but it still was missing something. Too bad. I really hoped this would be great. Great idea just not quite there for us.
I really like my cake to be sweet and the sugar 2 c. plus the sauce was just right sweet wise. (It was less sweet than a store bought cake mix plus frosting) I was really hesistant to sub half the oil with applesauce but it worked really well for me. I would never miss it nor woud I have guessed it was gone.
Yummy! I didn't have any nuts, and added extra apples because I diced too many. It only needed 2 large Granny Smith's, but I put 3 in because I had peeled that many before realizing how much each would yield, but it was good with the extra. Maybe next time I will try adding cinnamon.
OH MY!!! What a lovely cake!!! I made it first for a potluck and have since been requested to make it again and again. I have even been asked for the recipe! :) The only thing I do differently is the topping: instead of the sugar topping, I just spread some Dulce de Leche on top while the cake is still warm and then let it cool. The result is a lovely, thin, caramel topping. DELISH!
I think it's best to use granny smith or MacIntosh apples. The cake turned out really well and I look forward to making it again.
I served this to company last weekend and we all enjoyed it. The glaze is very unique and makes the cake, in my opinion. Mine seemed to bake in 10-15 less the time listed so I'll need to keep an eye on it next time.