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Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Servings 16


Apple Cake

  • 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


Apple Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  1. 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.