Monday, October 19, 2015

Caramel Apple Spice Cake

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Fall is here my friends. I can feel the crispness in the air, and Fall foliage is to DIE for! I am so in need a of a drive up the mountains. I can see the bright orange leaves on the mountain from my house, but we haven’t had a chance to get up there yet, and I’m afraid I’m going to miss it! This cake was my way of bringing Fall into my house!

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I had some adorable helpers today. My baby is 2-months-old now and Sophie is 4! Excuse me while I sob in the corner for a moment…

Okay, I’m better now. Back to the cake.

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You’re going to love the taste and how easy it is to make it look beautiful!

Caramel Apple Spice Cake (makes 2, 9 inch rounds)

3 cups of Applesauce

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup of butter

3 cups of flour

4 t. baking soda

1 t. salt

1 T Cinnamon

1/2 T Allspice

1/2 t. cloves

2 apples

1 lemon

1/4 cup of caramel sauce (store bought is fine and makes your life easier)

Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 2 9 inch round cake pans with a think layer of Crisco and a dusting of flour.

Heat applesauce in a large saucepan, add butter and sugar.

Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk together. Slowly add dry ingredients to applesauce mixture.

Thinly slice apples and then cut in half to make half moon shapes.

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I used a mandolin, but if you’ve got ninja knife skills go ahead and do it with your knife! Then add the sliced apples to cold water with lemon juice to prevent them from browning.

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Before you assemble your cake, blot off each apple so they’re not soaking wet.

Pour half of the batter into each pan. Assemble apples on top of one cake starting on the outer rim, overlapping each slice just a little, repeat process until the entire cake is covered in apple slices.

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Bake for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Let the cake rest for 10 minutes, and then run a knife along the edges of the pan to loosen it, and gently pop it out.

When the cake has cooled, assemble the cake by pouring a little caramel on the bottom layer, put the apple layer on top and drizzle with remaining caramel and dust with powdered sugar (optional)

Beautiful results with minimal effort! That’s my kind of cake y’all! I guess I’m southern now… I’m cool with that…

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I really want to eat this now, but sadly it was devoured in an hour by my children.

It’s cool though, it’s easy to make more! What are your favorite Fall desserts?

Jessica

37 comments:

  1. So cool! Going to have to try this one out!

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  2. Wow, beautiful and looks delicious...Ill take it! Totally pinning :) xo

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  3. What a pretty cake! It sounds delicious and perfect for company. Pinning!

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    1. It is a total crowd pleaser! Thanks so much!

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  4. Looks as pretty as it does delicious. Love the flower idea. Definitely trying it. Thanks for linking up to Tips & Tricks and sharing such a great recipe!!

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  5. Looks gorgeous and I bet it tastes just as good!

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  6. This is so beautiful, and looks like ti would be difficult, but you make it look so easy!!
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW this week
    Have a beautiful week!
    Karren

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    1. It is so easy! Thanks for stopping by Karren!

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  7. Found you from Adventures of Mel's link party. What a beautiful cake!

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  8. it is too beautiful..I am not going to eat it LOL..thanks for sharing it. I am sooo intrigued to try it :)

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    1. Thanks Indah! I don't think you'll be able to resist too long though, the spices in the cake make it smell SO good!

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  9. Good Afternoon Jessica, I was visiting Miz Helen, when I discovered your lovely photograph for your caramel apple spice cake. Now I have to tell you I do make an apple spice cake, but nothing like yours....your cake is absolutely fabulous.I love that you place the apple slices on the top of the cake.... it gives such a wonderful effect. I am so looking forward to trying your recipe that I have pinned it.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  10. A lovely cake! Really love the rose motif. so lush and yummy looking! #HomeMattersLinkyParty

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  11. Your little ones are just adorable! I love the combination for your fall cake, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  12. Jessica, that is so gorgeous, I cannot believe that it wasn't harder to make, really impressive! And I love simple. Wow! I can't believe the baby is already 2 months old, time is flying. I remember those days, they went far too quickly, enjoy every second!

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  13. ahhh. I love these photos so much! the cake looks delish too, pinned. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday favorite Things blog hop xo

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  14. Beautiful and delicious! Looks so much more difficult that it is. You sure make is sound easy. This is a perfect Fall dessert! I am saving this on Pinterest and sharing over at FB and Twitter. I would love it if you could take a minute to stop by and share at Celebrate it Sunday, I know my readers will love this! Happy Fall, Chloe

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  15. Beautiful and delicious! Looks so much more difficult that it is. You sure make is sound easy. This is a perfect Fall dessert! I am saving this on Pinterest and sharing over at FB and Twitter. I would love it if you could take a minute to stop by and share at Celebrate it Sunday, I know my readers will love this! Happy Fall, Chloe

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  16. Beautiful , looks delicious cake, Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting and featuring on this week's hop. your daughters are so cute.

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  17. This looks amazing I can see why it was the most viewed!! I will be featuring it this week!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday - link Party! Hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

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  18. What a beautiful cake! I love how you've used the apples in the decoration. And your helpers really are adorable! Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  19. Fabulous looking cake!!
    I must try your recipe :)

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  20. What a gorgeous cake and such adorable helpers!

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