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Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe
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Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce Recipe

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I've had this recipe for years and make it often since Michigan has an abundance of apples. The caramel sauce is a special touch, especially when serving guests. —Mrs. Karl Zank, Sand Lake, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream or evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 436 calories, 21g fat (11g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in apples and walnuts.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Meanwhile, for caramel sauce, combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes. Serve cake warm or cold with warm caramel sauce. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p77


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fireangel39 46962
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"batter was very thick...had to spread it out in pan with rubber spatula. But, the cake came out delicious. I used fresh ground nutmeg that I grated. Makes the difference. You will enjoy this apple cake!"

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Potempa 19990
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2014

"Made this cake for dinner and my husband and I loved it! I didn't make the caramel sauce but made a glaze instead and it was really good. This recipe is a keeper"

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ottis_1 202053
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Very easy and Yummy recipe but would advise leaving out the egg. I had to make two batches because the egg kept cooking on me before just leaving it out. Caramel sauce came out just as good and thick with out the egg :) A definite keeper!"

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kitchenmaid 44284
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2014

"Made this cake yesterday. Very tasty. I made it per the recipe with no changes.. Great cake and will make again."

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judyco43 46961
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"added 1/2 tsp more cinnamon. Also used half brown sugar and half regular"

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Lovepiggs 43310
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"This cake is so moist and delicious. We didn't even make the sauce . it was devoured in one day. The batter is very thick, but it was fine. Can't wait to make this again. It was a big hit."

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mkaskela 18272
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2013

"Good"

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emk1994 40438
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"What is even better on this cake is Lemon sauce. Just make up box of lemon pudding mix. Great on Apple Cake or Gingerbread."

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prbout 16641
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"Really easy to make, everyone loved it and the caramel sauce goes so good on many things!"

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grandmagogof8 73881
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"Made this tonight for a Men's and Women's Fellowship at our Church. It was delicious and the caramel sauce added that special touch to it. Wasn't overly sweet and the cake was very moist. It will be a keeper and be made often."

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