Frosted Caramel Apple Cake

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Total Time
55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

A friend who teaches food and nutrition sent a student to my classroom with a piece of this cake to try, and I had to have the recipe. Quick, easy, and delicious - good for pot lucks or for serving to company with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease bottom only of a 13"x9" pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except apples. Beat on medium speed with electric beaters until batter is smooth, about 2-3 minutes. If the batter is too thick and threatens to blow the motor of your electric beaters, stick to your good old-fashioned friend, the wooden spoon!
  4. Stir apples into batter using a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger tip.
  6. Cool in pan on rack.
  7. Begin preparing frosting when cake comes out of the oven.
  8. In large saucepan, melt butter and add brown sugar. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  9. Remove from heat and add milk. Beat with wire whisk until smooth. Add vanilla and beat again.
  10. Using whisk, add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Beat with whisk after each addition, until smooth. Frosting should still be pourable.
  11. Pour frosting over warm cake and spread out with a spatula. Be careful - warm cake pulls apart easily, so spread quickly and gently!
  12. Let cake cool completely before cutting.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a recipe that excites the taste buds! Many options come to mind but the basic recipe is great. As stated, 1 1/2 cups of apples are called for (no matter what size the apples are). I don't understand the object of the 1-29-08 review. Thank you Alison J. for sharing this recipe with us.

3 5

This cake did not turn out as I anticipated. That's not to say that it wasn't good. I did not use any icing for the cake, that could have made a difference. I found that the cake was much drier than expected. The cake was much moister after it had sat for a day or so. Overall a good recipe to use if you just need a snack cake.