Caramel Apple Cake – Fall Comfort Foods Blog Hop and Giveaway

Are you ready for another Food Blog Hop?  I have so much fun every time we do these!  The recipes are always fabulous, as are the blogs and hello the giveaways??  I hope you all are as excited as me!  This time we are focusing on Fall Comfort Foods and all the recipes are perfect for a crisp fall day.  

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My addition this time is this ooey gooey Caramel Apple Cake.  

Caramel Apple Cake

I love, LOVE caramel apples so I thought why not try to make one into a cake?  I experimented in the kitchen a little with this one, and it paid off!  So much so that I got to forgo making dinner…since, you know, we ate the whole cake hot out of the oven.  Yeah, there was no room for dinner after that.  

If you can restrain yourself from eating it fresh out of the oven, this is the perfect dessert to bring to a party or fall football get together.  The apples are tart, the cake is moist and the caramel and pecans make it delicious!

 Caramel Apple Cake

First up shred your apples.  I like to use granny smith, but any variety that are good for baking are great. Pat down in the bottom of a greased spring form pan.

Caramel Apple Cake

Pour the spice cake batter over top.

Caramel Apple Cake

Bake until golden brown, remove from the oven and top with caramel sauce.

Caramel Apple Cake

Top with pecans and pop it back in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes…

eat the whole thing while piping hot and gooey…

Caramel Apple Cake

Ok, I don’t really recommend that, but it is that good!

Caramel Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • CAKE
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples, peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • CARAMEL SAUCE
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Cake - Grease and lightly flour a 9 in spring form pan, place shredded apples in the bottom. In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, milk, eggs and vegetable oil until smooth. Pour on top of apples. Place cake pan on top of a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. While the cake is baking make the caramel sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat melt butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and salt. Stir frequently cooking for 7 - 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Add vanilla. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Remove cake from oven and pour cooled caramel sauce over top of cake, top with pecans. Bake for 15 minutes more.
  4. Let cool slightly and remove outer spring form. Enjoy!
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Here are the links to the other delicious recipes!

from top to bottom, left to right

Chicken and Dumplings from Kokocooks
Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Katie’s Cucina
Smoked Tri Tip Soup from Yellow Bliss Road
Slow Cooker Chili and Cornbread from Clean and Scentsible
Jambalaya Risotto from Sweet C’s Designs
Chicken Tortilla Soup from Craft Quickies
Slow Cooker Pot Roast from A Glimpse Inside
Taco Pie from Balancing Home
Browned Butter Apple Crisp from White House Black Shutters
Caramel Apple Cake from The Lilypad Cottage
Toffee Caramel Apple Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Homemade Donuts from Crazy Little Projects
 
Now for the giveaway!  You are going to love this prize package, let’s see what you could win –
 
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From Magimix – the Magimix by Robot-Coupe 3200XL 12-Cup Food Processor in Shiny Chrome,  valued at $379.95
This food processor is an exclusive new package in a brand new chrome finish only available at Chefs Catalog.  It even comes with a citrus press, perfect for extracting fresh juice from citrus fruits.
 
From Black Gold Farms – Black Gold Farms is a third generation family farm with roots in North Dakota. They have grown to be a trusted and innovative leader in potato production as a grower of chipping potatoes for potato chip companies around the country and now fresh potatoes for you – including their new line of Red Potatoes featuring McCormick spices for roasting.
 
From Le Creuset  – a gorgeous  5.5QT Round French Oven – perfect for all your fall soups and stews.
 
From Park and Main – an Electric jam and jelly maker – make fresh delicious jam in 30 minutes
 
Prize Pack Valued at $904!! 1 Winner is eligible, USA only, 18 + giveaway starts 9/9 at midnight and ends 9/16 at 11:59 pm  Use the rafflecopter below to enter, good luck!!

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Official stuff –  I did not receive any compensation or product for participating in the Fall Comfort Foods Blog Hop. I love these brands and wanted to share the love with you all with an amazing giveaway! Magimix, Black Gold Farms, Le Creuset, and Chef Central all provided the prizes for the giveaway.  The opinions, recipe and good time are all my own.

Comments

  1. says

    I am so ready for Fall in Florida! 95 degrees here for the past few months. Thought September would be a little cooler, but NOT YET!! I’ve been making a lot of Fall arrangements to bring the Fall inside, but now I’m going to switch to baking that amazing caramel apple cake. I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks! Always looking for new Fall recipes to try, and all of these comfort foods look yummy. PLEASE blow some of that cool weather this way!!

  2. Melissa says

    Heh – on the recipe instructions that you can print – it doesn’t specify what to do with the flour (except to use some to dust the pan). I believe it should be included in the dry ingredients to make the cake mix – may want to take a look at that and retype

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