Apple Pie Cake

By • September 26, 2009 1 Comments

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Author Notes: I found recipes for Apple Cake and Caramel topping and decided to tweak them a bit and combine them to make an Apple Pie Cake. Here's what I came up with. christycooks


Serves 10-12

For the Cake

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 firm apples, chopped into 1/2" pieces

For the caramel

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water, scant
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Heat oven to 325° F. Grease two 8" round cake pans and line with parchment. Or one 9" round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the butter and cream cheese till combined. Add the granulated and brown sugars until light and fluffy, 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. The batter should be thick. Scrape the batter into prepared baking pan(s).
  4. Sprinkle chopped apples on top and then top with caramel sauce. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes for 2 round pans 50-55 for 9" pan. Transfer to a wire rack. Let cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting.
  5. Caramel Sauce: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour and corn starch to form a paste. Add water, sugars, vanilla and spices; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer for a few minutes. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the apples. Bake as directed.

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