Monday, September 17, 2012

Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Topping

What says to you that fall has arrived? For me, as for a lot of you I'm sure, it is the start of school. Also,  the beginning of football season, the state fair and cooler morning temperatures. I love cooking in the fall and nothing says fall to me like this Caramel Apple Cake. It is quite rich so a small piece is all you need. If you are watching your salt intake or don't care for salt, just leave it out of the topping recipe. It is delicious either way. 
Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Topping
For the Cake:
2  cups white sugar
1/2  cup packed brown sugar
3  eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3  cups flour
1  tablespoon cinnamon
1  teaspoon nutmeg
2  teaspoons vanilla
1  cup pecans, chopped
2 1/2 cups peeled diced apples (about 2 large)

For the Topping:
1  cup packed brown sugar
1/4  cup heavy cream
1  stick butter
1  teaspoon vanilla
1  teaspoon sea salt, I like to use flakes

For the cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the white sugar, brown sugar, eggs and oil. Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Stir in the diced apples and pecans. The batter will be quite stiff. Spread into a greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. When the cake is done use the end of a knife and poke several slits in the cake and pour the warm Salted Caramel Topping over the cake. 

For the topping:
In a medium saucepan heat the brown sugar, heavy cream, butter and vanilla over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir constantly until the brown sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the sea salt. Pour over warm cake.



Linked to the following parties:
Our very own Weekend Potluck
Mandy's Recipe Box Totally Tasty Tuesdays
White Lights on Wednesdays Wednesday Whatsits
Recipes for My Boys Thursdays Treasures
Walking on Sunshine Foodie Friends Friday
Lemon Sugar Share it Saturday
Everyday Mom's Meals Church Supper
Addicted to Recipes Scrumptious Sunday Link Party
With A Blast It's Fall Y'All Party


  1. OH GIRL! As soon as I get some apples, I'm making this delicious and tasty looking cake! LOVE the frosting too - MMMM good! Thanks for sharing. Printing now....XO

  2. The cake looks really good all on its own...topping it with Salted Caramel takes it over the top. Yummmm.

  3. Oh my goodness. It's that sauce on top that just does it for me!! Looks gorgeous!! I shared on facebook today. Hope you ladies have a great weekend!! ~Brandie

  4. This looks delicious, especially with the caramel sauce! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back on Sunday to VOTE!

  5. It looks fabulous !!
    We loooooooove apple cake and with caramel sauce - it must be delicious

  6. I think what I love best about the fall season is all the fabulous ways to incorporate apples into baking. This sounds fabulous. I'm featuring you at this week's Thursday's Treasures, thanks for sharing, pinned!

    1. Thanks so much Joan! We really appreciate the feature. I will be over to check it out!


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