Happy Tuesday! Are you ready for 19 delicious, homemade apple recipes? I’m joining 18 blogger friends to share fresh and tasty recipes – mine is a super moist apple cake with yummy homemade caramel sauce.
First, let me give a shout out to my friend Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing today’s fall apple recipe blog hop. I know I’m going to be doing a lot of baking in the upcoming weeks!
I chose to make an apple cake recipe that I found in one of my favorite cook books. It’s one of the moistest cakes I’ve ever made and the flavor is amazing.
While the cake is baking, your kitchen will fill with the wonderful scent of fall.
And the caramel sauce? I don’t think you’ll ever buy caramel sauce at the store after tasting the homemade version – and it’s so easy to make. It tastes great on ice cream, too.
Drizzle a little of the sauce on top and finish it off with a dollop of whipped cream for an amazing dessert that’s perfect for family and guests alike. The apple cake tastes great all by itself without any garnishment. Trust me – you’ll love it!
I found this recipe in Martina’s Kitchen Mix cook book. All of the recipes I’ve tried from this book have been fabulous.
You can order Martina McBride’s cookbook on Amazon:
Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups grated, unpeeled Granny Smith apple about 2 apples
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
Homemade Caramel Sauce
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 pinch kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350F.
Beat the butter with mixer at medium speed until fluffy, gradually add the sugar, beating well. Add the eggs, one at a time. Beat just until blended after each addition. Add the apple, beating just until well blended.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Add to the butter mixture and mix just until blended. Stir in the walnuts, if desired.
Pour into lightly greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or just until wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Serve with Homemade Caramel Sauce and whipped cream, if desired.
Homemade Caramel Sauce
Cook the sugar, half and half, butter, and salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, whisking slowly until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before serving. Lightly drizzle over individual slices of cake.
Visit my blogging friends below for 18 more delicious fall apple recipes!
Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins by Ella Claire & Co. | Puff Pastry Apple Strudel by Inspired by Charm | Apple Crumb Pie Bars by Tidy Mom | Stovetop Applesauce by Tidbits | Apple Cheesecake Tart by Rooms for Rent
Gluten/Dairy Free Apple Crisp by Zevy Joy | Apple Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies by Anderson + Grant | Easy Apple Dumpling Dessert by Happy Happy Nester | Gluten Free Apple Fritters by Home Made Lovely | Sheet Pan Apple Crumble by My Sweet Savannah
Salted Caramel Apple Tart by Shabby Fu Fu | Cinnamon Apple Bread by Julie Blanner | Apple & Blackberry Topped Waffles by French Country Cottage | Sugar Free Apple Butter by Farmhouse on Boone | Puff Pastry Apple Pie by Jenna Kate at Home