Family Friendly Fridays: Caramel Apple Cake

Just when you thought it was safe to tighten up your belt again, I present to you the caramel apple cake.

Now just try and tell me that doesn’t sound good.

The inspiration for this delicious creation was actually gleaned from my newly aged five year old, Alex.  When asked what flavor of cake he wanted to have for his birthday, he promptly replied, “Apple”.  I thought about it for a minute, taking into consideration the fact that it was something of a unique answer from what the typical child might request, and then decided that it was no challenge for this mom of three.  If apple cake was what he wanted, then apple cake was what he would get.  And boy did he ever get it.


Check out this beautiful slab of deliciousness.  See if you can spot the little hints of caramel in the cake.

Have I woken up your sweet tooth yet?

Ingredients Needed:

For the Cake:

2 Sticks of Butter
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of White Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp of Vanilla
31/2 Cups of Cake Flour
2 tsp of Baking Powder
1 12 Oz Can of Evaporated Milk
2 tsp of Apple Pie Spice*
2 Large Apples, Peeled and Chopped
7 Oz. (1/2 Bag) of Cubed Caramels, Chopped

For the Icing:

7 Oz. (1/2 Bag) of Cubed Caramels
3 Tbsp of Heavy Cream
1 Stick of Butter
3 Cups of Powdered Sugar

Let’s do this.  Cream together two sticks of butter along with the brown and white sugars.

Next up, add in your eggs and vanilla.  Mix it well and add in your cake flour and baking powder.

Combine the ingredients together and then add in your evaporated milk and your apple pie spice.

Lastly you’ll add in your apples…

And the best part, the chopped up caramels.

Fold them into the mix, grab yourself two 9″ cake pans that have been greased up and lined with parchment, and pour equal amounts into each pan.

Place them in an oven set to 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Can you see the apples and, more importantly the caramel poking up from the cake?

How about now?

Hello caramel apple cake.  Where have you been all my life.

But of course, I wouldn’t stop there.  Oh No.  We still need to make some frosting for this delicious masterpiece.

Grab the other half of the bag of caramels and throw them in your double boiler along with the cream.  Melt it on low heat and savor the results.

Once it’s melted completely, remove it from the heat and give it a few minutes to cool back down.

While your caramel is cooling, drop a stick of butter (I warned you not to tighten your pants up) and the powdered sugar into your mixer.  Bring your cooled melted caramel over and drop it into the bowl as well.  Mix it all together and behold a thing of beauty.

Now, it’s time to take that layer of cake above and do this to it:

And then double the pleasure by dropping the second layer on and repeating the process until you’re left with this.

Be still my beating heart.  Or more appropriately, be loose my tightened belt.

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Caramel Apple Cake

Ingredients:

For the Cake:
2 Sticks of Butter
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
1 Cup of White Sugar
3 Eggs
1 tsp of Vanilla
31/2 Cups of Cake Flour
2 tsp of Baking Powder
1 12 Oz Can of Evaporated Milk
2 tsp of Apple Pie Spice*
2 Large Apples, Peeled and Chopped
7 Oz. (1/2 Bag) of Cubed Caramels, Chopped

For the Icing:
7 Oz. (1/2 Bag) of Cubed Caramels
3 Tbsp of Heavy Cream
1 Stick of Butter
3 Cups of Powdered Sugar

* If you don't have apple pie spice, you can make your own by adding together 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp allspice and 1/4 tsp cardamon.

Directions:

Cream together the two sticks of butter along with the brown and white sugars.

Next up, add in your eggs and vanilla. Mix it well and add in your cake flour and baking powder.

Combine the ingredients together and then add in your evaporated milk and your apple pie spice.

Lastly you'll add in your apples and the chopped up caramels.

Fold them into the mix, grab yourself two 9" cake pans that have been greased up and lined with parchment, and pour equal amounts into each pan.

Place them in an oven set to 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Grab the other half of the bag of caramels and throw them in your double boiler along with the cream. Melt it on low heat.

Once it's melted completely, remove it from the heat and give it a few minutes to cool back down.

While your caramel is cooling, drop a stick of butter and the powdered sugar into your mixer. Bring your cooled melted caramel over and drop it into the bowl as well. Mix it all together.

Frost cake with frosting and enjoy.

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45 Responses to “Family Friendly Fridays: Caramel Apple Cake”

  1. 1

    Katerina — February 11, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    Julie this cake is the epitome of temptation. My God it looks and I am sure it tastes awesome. All this caramel makes me drool.

  2. 2

    Sorta Southern Single Mom — February 11, 2011 @ 5:46 am

    Oh WOW! My hips hate you, but my stomach is very happy! This one is going on ‘the list’ for something…

  3. 3

    Chaplain Donna — February 11, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    Wow! That cake looks amazing!

  4. 4

    Sarah @ Mum In Bloom — February 11, 2011 @ 7:48 am

    Oh my Gawd this looks so amazing. I want some now… :) The pictures are gorgeous too. Happy birthday little guy! Mine turns 5 in July and he asks me every day when he’s going to be 5 :)

  5. 5

    Lin Ann — February 11, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    OMG! This sounds so DELICIOUS! I can almost taste it as I read!

  6. 6

    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 11, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    oh my Julie, this looks incredible! It is on my list to make for sure! I love caramel :)

  7. 7

    Cara — February 11, 2011 @ 9:41 am

    Some of my favorite things all in one cake! YUM!

  8. 8

    anne — February 11, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    as with all the other posters, I think this looks amazing as well!! we had 20 below this morning, but tomorrow is suppose to be 35!! heat wave…anne

  9. 9

    Faith — February 11, 2011 @ 10:56 am

    Julie..

    One word..well, one word is not going to be fair or enough .. I love love love this cake. Caramel and apple? I am totaly sold. Great job as usual. next time you make some, send it my way.

    Have a great weekend.

  10. 10

    Amanda — February 11, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    Can’t wait for a reason to make this cake!

    Amanda recently posted…http://www.myheartsdesireblog.com/2011/02/almond-torte.html

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    Nicky — February 11, 2011 @ 11:27 am

    So unfair! This looks amazing! Now I feel hungry for something delicious like this.

  12. 12

    Laura in Cancun — February 11, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    Caramel Apple Cake? Genius!

  13. 13

    Cooking with K — February 11, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    I can’t wait to make this…if I only could reach in and eat that mouthwatering bite! Blessings, K

  14. 14

    Beverly @ Flamingotoes.com — February 11, 2011 @ 2:04 pm

    Hi Julie!! Your cake looks so amazing!
    I’m glad to “meet” you and I’m looking forward to following along! :)

  15. 15

    Feast on the Cheap — February 11, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

    This looks heavenly…

  16. 16

    Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — February 11, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    I really want to make this right now!

  17. 17

    Kasia — February 11, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    OMG I love it :) such a simple recipe and so brilliant! Fantastic :)

  18. 18

    Mari's Cakes — February 11, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Oh MY!!! Julie this looks delicious. How I am going to loose weight with all these delicious recipes you keep posting.

    I love it :)

  19. 19

    melissa @IWasBornToCook — February 11, 2011 @ 10:34 pm

    This looks insanely delicious!

  20. 20

    Beth — February 12, 2011 @ 5:53 am

    What a beautiful cake! I won’t even try to tell you it doesn’t look great. Your son is a lucky boy!

  21. 21

    Medeja — February 12, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    It looks so amazing ! I love the combination of apples and caramel :) I love both of them :)

  22. 22

    Megan — February 12, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Yes indeed, I have to admit this terribly tempting! And frosting looks to die for!
    Have a great Valentine weekend!

  23. 23

    Anna Johnston — February 12, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    OMG!!! I think you’ve just declared war on my waist line, now that’s just not fair!!! My but this sounds tempting…., I have a thing with caramel…, Mmm

  24. 24

    Monet — February 13, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    This looks like a piece of heaven. Truly! I love all things apple…and this cake looks like it could easily become one of my favorite apple expressions! My sister’s birthday is coming up, and I want to make this for her. Thank you for sharing, Julie. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday. Rest, rejuvenate and spread some love!

  25. 25

    grace — February 14, 2011 @ 2:28 am

    tasty cake aside, i’m here to say that i would happily eat a bowl full of that icing even if it meant i ended up replacing my blood with sugar. :)

  26. 26

    KitchenArtistry — February 14, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    Absolutely beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing…

  27. 27

    sophistimom — February 15, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

    Yum. Love caramels. Love apples. This is my new favorite cake. Thanks!

  28. 28

    Chef Bee — February 15, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    Can’t go wrong with those ingredients. Looks so yummy.

    Plan B

  29. 29

    Maranda — February 16, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    Oh. My. Gawd!! You must come make me a cake for my birthday! It’s in October. Are you free??

  30. 30

    Crystal — February 17, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    Wow, that looks delectable. Yum! I really really love your website. So many great recipes and pics.

  31. 31

    Susan with Permanent Posies — February 17, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    Wow! Now I know what I am going to make for my party Saturday night! I even already have caramels….and apples. Yum!

  32. 32

    classycareergirl — February 19, 2011 @ 7:08 pm

    Yum! I think I need to stop by here every Friday!! :)

  33. 33

    Ellie@fitforthesoul — February 23, 2011 @ 2:20 am

    WOW! Hiii nice to meet you! You have such an amazingly beautiful blog with great pics and recipes~will be here often :P

  34. 34

    Patricia Chiu — February 25, 2011 @ 6:05 am

    I just made this to celebrate my parents’ homecoming! It was the first time I made cake, and it was surprisingly easy. (I used to be a strictly-cookies girl) I’m glad I stumbled upon your awesome blog. Definitely gonna check back and try out you other recipes. :) thanks!

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    Roz — February 25, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

    oh m’gosh, what an awesome apple cake recipe…..i’ve saved it and can’t wait to make this. sorry I missed your get-together, maybe i can try to still get a post in for the next week’s round-up. now following you and hope you can share a post on my weekend get-together too, i’d love to have you join us! Roz at La Bella Vita

  37. 37

    Holly L — February 28, 2011 @ 2:15 am

    I could never get tired of caramel or apples….what a delicious cake.

  38. 38

    Annie @ Mama Dweeb — March 1, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

    I was stumbling on StumbleUpon and it brought me your site! I was so excited!

    this cake, amazing. I am going to print this and try to make it. I want something sweet after dinner tonight. YAY!!

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    Nichol — March 20, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    YUM! Just stumbled this looks absolutely delicious!

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    Marcia — April 17, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    My son has decided he wants this cake for his 13th birthday on Wed. Woot! Now…do you think it would work as a sheet cake? I am not great with layers.

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    Kristin in Michigan — October 15, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    I have requests for this cake for a bridal shower this Saturday; stopped by to get the ingredients list. I did it for a shower at work a few years ago, and my co-workers are demanding I repeat it. So excited to make it–and eat it! I am wondering if real Mexican Dulce de Leche (in a can) would work for the frosting & then it might not get so stiff? (I hate unwrapping those caramels!) Might have to do a trial batch earlier this week!

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    Kristin in Michigan — October 31, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

    Here’s a picture of my caramel apple cake from this recipe. I tweaked the frosting with 7 oz canned dulce de leche; worked great!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4232209997529&set=a.1135641345248.2021148.1053762625&type=1&theater

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