Mom's Best Apple Cake With Caramel Frosting

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Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
1 hr 5 mins

Looking for a way to use up an abundance of apples, I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest and traced it to bunnysoven.com. She gives credit to Examiner.Com, from Anne Marie Hurley, Livonia, Michigan. I took the liberty of tweeking this just a little. What makes this cake killer is the caramel frosting you make and pour over the cake. Make the cake let it cool , make the caramel sauce and pour the hot caramel sauce over the cake. Uh huh, gooey delicious caramel over a moist apple filled cake. It's easy, fast to make and incredibly delicious. This is a keeper!

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • Cake

  • 1 cup vegetable oil (I know of people who sub all or half applesauce)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 12 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour (may use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour in place of 1/2 cup white flour)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12-1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups apples, peeled and diced
  • Topping

  • 12 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 14 cup milk (may sub almond milk or other non dairy milk)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg(if using), and baking soda. Beat together until well-incorporated. Stir in the apples.
  3. Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes. Cool completely before adding the topping.
  4. Topping: In a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately spread over the top of the cooled cake. Let sit for an hour prior to serving.