This week’s Baked Sunday Mornings challenge is for this incredibly flavorful Caramel Apple Cake. The spiced cake is infused with homemade applesauce – for this, I used Gala Apples. I found a couple of problems with this part of the recipe; besides a nice discussion about the variety of apples available in New York, there is no recommendation about what kind of apples to use. The other problem I had was although the recipe calls for 4 cups of applesauce, it doesn’t say how many apples to use. I used 12 and had more than enough – 10 would probably be just right.
|Caramel Sauce in the making|
The cake is dense, moist and flavorful. The Caramel Buttercream is one of the best frostings I’ve ever tasted – and I’m excited to have left-over Caramel Sauce! I think this cake captures the essence of autumn – John & I both thought it would be a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving.
This recipe had many elements:
|Cakes – Fresh from the oven|
This cake took time to put together, but only one step was difficult – making the Buttercream. This is the third time I’ve made Buttercream using the Baked method. I’ve been successful twice, and unsuccessful once, but I’m never quite sure I have it right. This caramel version tastes incredible.
I have to confess to not letting the cake cool completely before frosting it so it looks a little cock-eyed, but it still tastes delicious!
This cake is definitely a winner in our book!
|Malibu Beach House – La Piedra Beach|