Just Heavenly Caramel Apple Cake….yummilicious apple cake so perfectly moist your taste buds say thank you!! Caramel topping completes the yum!
This fall dessert is the perfect match for the season. Wonderful fresh apples and a luscious Caramel frosting make this the perfect cake throughout the fall and holiday seasons. When you fill your home with the smell of fresh apples cooking and caramel, the clan will come a running to see what’s in store.
At first bite, you will be hooked.
Moist beyond words and literally infused with caramel, the Just Heavenly Caramel Apple Cake, will melt your heart along with your taste buds.
This is sure to be a hit with whomever you serve it to. Family, friends and guests will all be knocking at your door for a taste of this yummy delight.
Though it could be for any time of the year, this is the perfect fall treat. Don’t forget to put it on your fall and winter to do list!
This time of year the apples abound. From early fall to late there are probably close to 50 or more flavors of apples that come into season.
What does this mean to you?
Why….it means you can pick and choose your ‘flavorite’ apple for this yummy dessert. 😉
Though the recommended may be a nice crisp green apple, choose what you like best to make this dessert all yours.
You can see from the scrumptious picture this will literally be a melt-in-your-mouth goodie from first bite to last. To beat it all, there is actually nutritional value as well.
Health Note...Apples may vary slightly by type, but all are full of good for you nutrients and vitamins. Some of the most notable are that apples are high in:
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamin C
For those who are diabetic and/or watching carbohydrates, remember fruits do have carbohydrates. In fact, fruit is naturally fairly high in carbs.
That said, these carbs are the best carbs really because of the additional fiber content you get along with it.
From the facts above, you can see that though this is a sweet treat and awfully yummy….it does still have a lot of nutritional value. That said, you don’t have to feel quite as guilty when you serve this delicious treat to your friends and family.
Are green apples or the red ones better for making desserts? Let me share a little personal story if you don’t mind.
I used to believe that when I made a recipe I had to put it together verbatim. In other words, I couldn’t vary the recipe at all or the food would be a complete flop.
I actually thought this way for a number of years until this lovely lady (who happens to mean the world to me) shared her ‘secret’ methods of how she cooks.
She is one of those creative sorts that walks into a kitchen with the tools and ingredients saying to her – ‘what are you going to make of us today.’ They know when she begins to cook that the creation will indeed be different. In fact, it will probably be a new creation altogether.
Have you ever met ‘that cook’ that just magically adjusts and tweaks each time they cook and then the outcome is absolutely amazing? Well, that’s what I’m talking about. She can do this every time.
Watching this kind of ingenious cooking unfold time and time again, I finally learned to trust that I knew something about food after all these years.
That is when I began to adjust and tweak recipes myself.
Have I always been successful? Nope!
Have I come up with some really interesting, wonderful and absolutely yummy new dishes? You bet I have. And…..I’m very proud to step outside my own comfort zone and learn to try new things.
All of that story has a point and purpose. Really, it does. 😉
Even though we can guarantee this recipe, as is, is absolutely awesomelicious – you should always be empowered to step out and try new things too.
So…cook it up and try it one way, then next time – give change a whirl. You never know what you might create!
Write back and let us know what you changed and how it turned out.
Here’s the Yummy recipe!
- 2⅛ cups self-rising flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup shortening
- ½ cup buttermilk (see note below)
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups peeled and diced green apples (or apples of your choice)
- ½ cup butter
- 6 tablespoons milk
- 3½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ⅛ cup caramel sauce (You can use store bought caramel topping or use ice cream topping.)
- **Buttermilk Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make a substitution using the following. Use regular milk that you have on hand and just add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to it. Stir it up and let it sit just a few minutes and wahla – buttermilk.
- Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Set aside for use in a minute.
- In medium sized pan place water, butter and shortening. Bring mixture to a boil.
- Pour butter mixture into flour mixture and stir well.
- Add buttermilk, then eggs, then vanilla stirring well between additions.
- Last, stir in the diced apples and mix all ingredients well.
- Pour into a large cake pan 15x13. If you don’t have this size, use the largest you have. Check for doneness, adjust cooking time accordingly.)
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. (This is for 15x13 pan.)
- Melt butter
- Combine milk and butter in medium bowl
- Add the caramel topping, powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir to mix well.
- Pour frosting over the cooled cake OR if you want it to absorb more, pour it over the cake while still warm.