Monday, October 12, 2015

It's Fall Y'all! Caramel Apple Cake

It's Fall, Y'all! I'm enjoying lots of fall baking and new this year to my recipe box is a caramel apple cake topped with caramel drizzle. I use my homemade sea salt caramel  sauce in this recipe. 

 I use my homemade sea salt caramel  sauce in this recipe. You can find  the recipe here.

I wish you and yours a Happy Fall season full of love and warm memories.

 Caramel Apple Cake  

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 
1/2 cup sea salt caramel sauce (homemade or jarred)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 small apple OR 1/2 medium apple, peeled, cored and chopped
3/4 cup buttermilk
Optional drizzle: 2 tbsp. sea salt caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray and flour an 8 x 8 square cake pans and set aside. In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In second large bowl, beat brown sugar and oil together with electric mixer until well combined. Add applesauce, caramel sauce and vanilla, beating for 30 seconds between each addition. Add eggs, beating well after each addition. Add chopped apples, and beat until slightly combined. Add flour mixture in three parts, beating after each addition. Add buttermilk and beat until well combined. Pour batter into cake pan and bake 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the middle of cake comes out clean. Set aside to let cool for 10 minutes, then gently loosen cakes and turn out onto a cooking rack; set aside to let cool completely. If                                         desired, drizzle top of cake with caramel sauce. Enjoy!

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