Salted Caramel Apple Cake is a fall treat that is hard for anyone to resist! Vanilla cake filled with apple slices and baked, then topped with caramel sauce, grey sea salt sprinkles, and toasted walnuts. This cake is the epitome of fall and your taste buds will love you for making it!
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Apple season is full upon us and if you are like me, you may be drowning in apples and looking for recipes to use them! Luckily for you, my Festive Foodie friends and I are bringing to you #AppleWeek where you will find a variety of recipes made with apples as well as an incredible giveaway from all of our sponsors! My contribution to Apple Week is this Salted Caramel Apple Cake with Toasted Walnuts!
I made this Salted Caramel Apple Cake for the first time, years ago when I first started blogging – and I made it for my birthday back then. (which happens to be in only 5 more days from the date of this post!) I love how the cake batter bakes all around the apple slices, then how it rises up a little so when you drizzle with the caramel you get pools of caramel inside the cake. Yummy!
I like to bake this salted caramel apple cake in my springform pan, It makes it easier to take out and then, once it has cooled down, you just use a spatula to slice the cake off onto your cake platter.
Just look at all that sweet, sticky yummy caramel surrounding those delicious apples!
Thank you to our sponsors who made #AppleWeek a treat for all of us!
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Yield: 12 servings
Salted Caramel Apple Cake with Toasted Walnuts
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour25 minutes
A vanilla flavored with apple slices nested and baked in the batter topped with a salted caramel apple drizzle.
FOR THE TOPPINGI
1/2 cup walnuts
grey sea salt
20 unwrapped soft-chewy caramel candies
3 tablespoons heavy cream
FOR THE CAKE
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups all purpose flour
FOR THE FILLING
2 large apples, peeled, cored, cut into 8 wedges each
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly grease a 9" round cake pan at least 2" deep; or a 9" springform pan.
Spread the walnuts in a single layer in an ungreased pan, and bake them for 8 to 10 minutes, until they're a light golden brown. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle very lightly with salt. Set aside.
Beat together the sugar, butter, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and vanilla until smooth.
Add the eggs. Beat till thoroughly combined. Stir in the sour cream or yogurt alternately with the flour, using the low speed on mixer. The batter will be stiff. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula, don't be concerned if it's not perfect, just try to spread it evenly.
Toss the apple wedges with the sugar and vanilla till apples are thoroughly coated.
Arrange the apples on top of the cake batter, pushing them into the batter gently so they're partially submerged.
Bake the cake for 65 minutes till it's golden brown on top and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove the cake from the oven, and turn it out onto a rack, apple-side up.
Place the caramel and cream in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat till the cream is showing bubbles, and the caramel is soft. Stir the caramel and cream till smooth. (I did this in 3-30 second intervals)
Spoon the caramel over the cake, dripping it down into the crevices around the apples.
Scatter the walnuts on top. Sprinkle lightly with very coarse sea salt flakes if desired.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
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