Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Since apples are about to be abundant, and fall is right around the corner

then THIS is a cake recipe, you simply MUST try. It comes out of a cookbook that is from the Junior League in Wichita. It was a cookbook that came to me by way of a cookbook swap once, from a friend named Melody. The cookbook is called Women of Great Taste, and it has artwork and pithy quotes spread throughout the book......a really great mix of art and recipes. So I discovered this recipe a few years ago, and it NEVER disappoints. It is fairly easy but tastes like a million bucks, and will WoW the lucky recipients every time. It is That Good.
I'm joining in Jen's Tasty Tuesday party with this recipe......seriously you hafta make this when the fall mood strikes you!!!

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

3/4 c. butter
2 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 c. all purpose flour
2 t. ground cinnamon
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. ground nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
4 cups peeled, finely chopped apples (Granny smith or McIntosh)
1 t. vanilla

3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 c. heavy cream
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract

Bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch cake pan. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Beat in eggs one at a time. Sift together dry ingredients and add to egg mixture alternately with apples. Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. (find something distracting to do while it bakes or the aroma will drive you mad!! ;)
Cool in pan for 5 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve warm......oh yes by all means!

Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Immediately remove from heat and spoon over individual servings of warm cake.

Maybe make this while you are busy getting your fall decor arranged. It will definitely inspire you!!! Enjoy!

Oh, and remember Andrew and Ann in your prayers today, please! And come back later this week for a giveaway of the plates disc hangers featured here!


Lisa said...


Maisy said...

wow does that sound soooo good. thanks for passing the recipe along.
i am still praying!!!!

Happy@Home said...

I have made this cake before and can attest to the fact that it is delicious. We have a few fall birthdays coming up so I will probably be making it soon. Yummy!!

April said...

That is delightfully sinful! I LOVE apple cake!

Karen (KayKay) said...

This sounds amazing. Love apple and caramel!

heartnsoulcooking said...

WOW!!! sounds so YUMMY!!! THanks for the recipe. Geri

Anita said...

Sounds absolutely devine....I'm definetly going to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Heavenly!!! I love apple cakes. This one sounds delish. :)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

That sounds so good......Love your blog....
Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog that I launched this week. The button on my regular blog will take you right to it....

Basement Bags Girl said...

Thanks for sharing wish I could find the time to make one!

Rachel said...

You had me at Apple Cake!! This one I am making for sure!
Thanks for the recipe!

darnold23 said...

Thanks for sharing. I hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesday on diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Thanks again for posting.

Anonymous said...

Boy caramel is the magic word for me. When I was growing up we had a Nanny during the day and her apple cake with caramel was to die for.

SnoWhite said...

delicious! I love apple cake -- the frosting recipe sounds great for this cake.

jenjen said...

Suzanne - that cake sounds divine! I am excited to make it. My apples are almost ripe on my tree.



Angie said...

Apples and caramel - oh yeah!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

This sounds so delicious for fall. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Cathy said...

Yummy! I love apple cake.

Diana said...

Ok, I gotta get me some apples! This cake is coming in the NEAR future. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Toes said...

I am so trying this...yum!
sandy toe

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Suzanne, I just printed this off. Oh! Does it ever sound good!



Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Oh MY!! This sounds scrumptious!! I know I would love it. Thank you for sharing and linking it up!

Elle Bee said...

Oh my goodness, Suzanne, this looks delicious! We've got lots of apples off our tree right now just waiting for an inspired use. I will try this recipe! Thanks!