Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Happy

Yesterday was my sweet hubby's birthday. He views a birthday as just any other day, but the kids and i feel obligated to do something special even if we are told we don't have to by said husband. There was no way his day was going to go by without a birthday cake. SO i made this so so yummy Apple Caramel Cake. It is perfect for dessert and honestly it has apples in it so by my criteria that make it breakfast food, right? Happy Birthday Babe, i love you so much!

Apple Caramel Cake

3 c. Flour
1 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Cinnamon
1/4 t. Allspice
1/4 t. Nutmeg
1 t. Salt
1 1/2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Brown Sugar, packed
1 1/2 c. Vegetable Oil
3 large Eggs, room temp.
3 c. Granny Smith Apples, chopped(about 2 1/2 apples)

Caramel Glaze:

1/2 c. Brown Sugar, packed
1/4 c. Butter(1/2 stick)
1/4 c. Heavy Cream

Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 10 inch bundt pan

In med bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and salt. Set aside

In large bowl, preferable that of large stand mixer...beat together the sugars and oil until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing completely. On low add the flour mixture in three additions. Mix well. Now spoon in the chopped apples and mix those well.Spoon batter evenly into pan and smooth out top.

Bake for 65 to 70 minutes until tester comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes and remove from pan. Now cool cake completely.

To make the caramel glaze, in heavy saucepan combine brown sugar, butter and cream. Bring to boil stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool about10 minutes so glaze can thicken but is still pourable.

Place cake on cake plate and drizzle glaze over the top with a spoon. Enjoy!!!


angela said...

mmm - that looks perfectly, fall - yummy!

And Happy Birthday to your husband

Dolly said...

Oh, Leslie, this cake sounds so good !
I'm not much of a baker, so I have to ask the most ridiculous question........when do you add in the apples?

Happy Birthday, Leslie's hubby !

jlk said...

Sounds divine! Happy Day to your husband! I think all husbands secretly like the fuss.

Evelyn said...

Oh geez, that looks so yummy! Thanks for the recipe - it looks like the perfect cake to cook for fall! And happy birthday to Mr. Fluff&Nonsense!

Colleen said...

If only I could fit a bundt pan into my stupid oven... that looks yummy!

Elizabeth said...

YUM! I will be trying that out soon for sure. Happy Birthday Chris! Hope you guys had a special day :D

MaryMary said...

Oh sooooo pretty! And caramel apples--so perfect for fall.

Happy Birthday Chris!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ohhhh my Lordie that cake sounds goooood! I love apples so this one would be right up my alley. Thanks aging for the sweet window ideas. Now you have my head a spinnin...ha! Happy day to you~

Sunshine said...

thanks for the recipe! i have 4 apples sitting at home and I just don't feel like eating them. but covered in cake and caramel, I will! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Oh WOW! That cake looks so yummy! I will definitely have to print out the recipe!

Lappedamen said...

Wow, your cake looks very very good. I can feel it... mmmmmm.

Gina said...

Ohhh! This makes me want to bake. Yummy!

Tawny said...

Yum! I definitely want to try out this recipe!

Aunt Spicy said...

yikes, that looks amazing!

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