Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting. Blend with an electric mixer. I was a newbie at making caramel sauce and I aced it :)  The buttercream icing is a show stopper. Fluffy and light and flavorful. This cake is the epitome of fall and your taste buds will love you for making it! Caramel Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream. I made this cake as a tester and they loved it there wasn’t a single slice left, just trying to see how to make it more caramel. I'm Michelle and I believe anyone can learn to confidently make recipes worthy of celebration. I think I’m entitled. Worked lika a charm. This is a gorgeous layer cake!! And then that cooked buttercream that’s spiked with salted caramel sauce…WOW! Love, love, love! Make sure your base of milk, sugar, and four thickens enough on the stove. I WANT a huge piece of that beauty right away. Part of the issue might be substituting applesauce in recipes that are specifically formulated for butter or oil. My Spiced Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting is a classic ultra moist sheet cake recipe made with tart apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Just sayin’! I don’t usually like such a sweet cake so I’ll probably not make this again. 3). Looks sooooo good/ Question: if I wanted to bake this in 2 9-inch cake pans instead of 3 8-inch cake pans, would it be okay? It took 33 minutes in my oven. I have been wanting to make this cake too. Wishing you all the luck in the world, happy baking — hope you and your friends love this cake! Next time I’ll likely make it in stages as it took all day, but just such a great outcome. Im a rookie baker haha just want something different for thanksgiving. Cooked. The frosting was delicious, having been laced with the salted caramel from this website. Thanks Michelle! I would probably make a separate small batch of decorator icing for whatever decorations you want to do, just to be safe. I made a half batch of this recipe and baked it in a 9×13 pan. I was a HUGE hit! I am not sure about the texture and do not want to destroy it ;-). and the cakes are turning out well!… still working on the frosting, i will have faith and stick with it lol. I find this list from Chef For You helpful when I’m baking vegan treats. Butter a 10-inch cast iron skillet, dust with flour, and tap out excess. I had waited WEEKS to get these. Perhaps you could ask your friend what she normally substitutes in cakes? Tqsm Olivia for the best apple cake … I would love to make this, but…we’re snow birds with no kids and rugrats around ,and it’s just too much for the two of us. And it wasn’t really necessary here. Salted Caramel Apple Cake is moist, fluffy and topped with fresh sweet apples. of baking soda. Home > Recipes by Category > Cakes > Salted Caramel Apple Cake. This was one of those unfortunate incidents, and am I ever glad that I dragged that book back out a couple of weeks ago. Thank you! My first thought, “Who do I know with a birthday coming up so I can bake this?” Crazy, right???? Thanks! This Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Cake is super simple to make, but insanely moist and flavorful. 4) I recommend putting some thin strips of parchment on your serving plate and then placing your bottom layer on it. Would love to make this next week, but have a guest with an egg allergy. Everyone who got to sample this cake was pretty much rendered speechless. Have a wonderful time in FL when you get there. This cake looks amazing. I made this over the weekend. I then added the salted caramel sauce. For assembly: Place a crepe on a cake platter and spread 3 to 4 tablespoons of the mascarpone over the crepe. All those reviews, plus the CCC’s stamp of approval couldn’t possibly be wrong. A few weeks ago, I was on a retreat in Columbus with … xx, Wow looks amazing I bake a cake for my Wednesday morning art group,suggested this one and got an immidiate response se , looks like I’m making it on Tuesday Wish me luck xx, Hi Sue – your art group is lucky to have you baking for them! I will definitely make it again! What I have also done personally is install the Pinterest extension for Chrome in my browser and then I can go up to the browser at any time and pin any image on any page on the net. I sure could use a slice of this gorgeous cake with my morning coffee! I didn’t use this buttercream recipe, but instead made a cream cheese/whipped cream frosting :). Thanks for sharing it with all of us. It’s simply perfect as the base layer for all your … Thank you for sharing! I think it might be too skimpy if you do. This cake looks unbelievably awesome. It looks really moist and delicious…an easy too! Make the Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease three 8-inch round cake pans, line the bottoms with a round of parchment paper, grease the parchment, then flour the pans, tapping out any excess. (Vegetable oil also works fine too.). It really does take patience, it was pure soup when I started and now looks like slightly loose frosting. Must figure out how to incorporate a little bourbon in there … making this one for sure! Add the third layer on top and spread a very thin layer of frosting over the sides and top of the cake. That thick salted caramel looks amazing! Turn the layers out onto cooling racks upside down and leave them that way until completely cool. ;). I just couldn’t get the consistency right. This simple dessert is kind of a cross between an apple pie, cobbler, and crisp all in one! Well, I made it, and my cakes are perfect. Hi Vicky – Well I haven’t tried it, so I can’t say for sure. Place 1 layer of cake, flat side up, on a plate or cake stand. I really just need it! Hi Cel, I totally understand it’s quite a bit of sugar, but I don’t really have any suggestions for omitting it. Hi Paula, I just asked him, and he said the other four in his “top five” are the Snickers Cake, Apple-Pecan Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Filling & Praline Frosting, Texas Sheet Cake, and the Six-Layer Chocolate Cake with Toasted Marshmallow Filling & Malted Chocolate Frosting :), He also said the Ho-Ho Cake has to be included in there somewhere :). It’s not swiss, italian, french, or german…. Spread 1¼ cups of the frosting on top. I am making this cake for Thanksgiving and need to transport it and then store it for a few days. My 5th graders need me, I guess! I love having a sweet treat waiting for my kids after a long day away. Ever. If so and it was still too runny, a couple of things may have been the culprit – the sugar/flour mixture wasn’t allowed to thicken enough on the stove and was taken off the heat too early. I don’t think anybody’s fall cake eating will be the same after this beauty! 3 Layers to Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars. I made this for my bf’s birthday – she loves apple desserts. It also weighed about 6 lbs total! Paddle board? I made it exactly as written. Worked perfectly! Can the layer cakes and/or the frosting be made a few days ahead and then assembled the night before? Top with another crepe, and spread with 3 to 4 tablespoons of the salted … Hi Sara, Unfortunately, I’m not sure what an acceptable substitute might be for the eggs. I wonder how reducing the applesauce would improve the texture. Usually, anything I bake is inhaled. Hi Dana, Here is a post I did last year on my top 10 favorite cake recipes: I know it’s technically not Fall yet, but I don’t think it is ever not the season for this delicious dessert.A perfectly spiced, tender and moist, quintessentially Fall apple cake sandwiched together with cream cheese frosting covered in a homemade salted caramel … Anyway, just imagine my horror and tremendous disappointment when I came home one evening,after making my purchase I took a bite of this beautiful caramel apple and it was SO salty I nearly gagged. Hi Monica, I’m not sure what type of decorations you’re planning to pipe, but it is a softer frosting. xo. Hi Maxine, I think cream cheese frosting would be fabulous, as well. Is there a substitute ? I am sure this is gonna be my new favorite thing think this could be my new favor. i just made this for my mom’s birthday. hey, this looks great, but how do you make apple sauce if not somewhere you can buy it? I absolutely love when you post these mega cakes, they are works of art and look so delicious! Cel. This icing is the best. Can’t wait to sample it. My Spiced Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting is a classic ultra moist sheet cake recipe made with tart apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. But then I tried this easy  Caramel Sauce recipe from Chef Bobby Flay and I think it’s perfect with this cake. Any suggestions? Thank you! Place 1 layer of cake, flat side up, on a plate or cake stand. Join Catherine McCord as she teaches us to make a rich, moist, aromatic apple cake packed with some of fall's most popular flavors. I had a lovely quiet morning baking until my failed attempt at making salted caramel sauce. Let me know if you try them! Ideas what this professional baker did incorrectly? Vanilla cake filled with apple slices and baked, then topped with caramel sauce, grey sea salt sprinkles, and toasted walnuts. Apple Cider Cake is like going apple picking but not having to get … I’d like to make a 2-layer cake with a 3-layer recipe I found, but I don’t know if I need to decrease the cake recipe by 1/3 or leave it alone. I put some apple filling (homemade) between the layers and i use salted caramel (coz i am big fans of salted caramel) and also i make almond crumble for topping. Easy Salted Caramel Apple Dump Cake Steps: Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. My thanksgiving table centerpiece!!!!! It’s amazingly tasty! I just want to have a tiny bite. Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @thebrowneyedbaker on Instagram so I can see it! In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Thanks for the recipe! I have not used a low fat milk and am not sure how the decreased fat might affect the final product. Hi Amanda, All of the three layer cakes I make have more batter than a traditional 2-layer cake since the layers are thick and substantial, not thin. His little ice cube feet press on my warm ones as he snuggles in for a cuddle. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack 20-30 minutes until warm. When sugar and water mixture is a deep amber color, slowly whisk in the warm cream and butter mixture. Me too Marsha! So I talked myself into cutting a small “piece of a piece” just to deal with the urge. Hi Michelle, what a beautiful cake, too beautiful to eat!!! What kind of apples do you use? ☺️, Decisions Decisions! Perhaps just go for a small sliver instead of a big piece? I’ve done this with regular buttercreams but I’ve never cooked one before. Drizzle the cake with a little salted caramel sauce (from the reserved 1 cup, not from the pot of caramel). Rich and smooth and salted. The cloves and allspice come across strong good but strong Yes, it should freeze just fine! Required fields are marked *. :) Thanks! Perfect for serving a crowd during the holidays! A blue-eyed little figure about three feet tall stole into my bedroom early early, climbs up on my bed and pulls the covers up under his chin. Wondering if I could usethe caramel sauce from a can of sweetened condensed milk instead? Impressive!!! This puppy is on the menu this weekend just because! I do have confidence, wish you were here! I just made this cake and everything came out beautifully. One year ago: Tzatziki Sauce 4. Hi Sinead, I have not tried covering this particular cake in fondant; if do, though, yes, it would be fine for a couple of days at room temperature. I just picked up a jar of Apple Salted Caramel sauce at W-S this weekend – I will be trying this cake with the sauce. Flavor was great, but texture off. Wish it was easier to pin it and it was provided on your page. Sinead. Your email address will not be published. Gorgeous!!!! Only issue that it seems as though the supermarkets local to me in the UK seem to stock only sweetened applesauce, would you be able say how much sugar I could/should decrease if I do use the sweetened version? You may also like: Brick Street Chocolate Cake, Filed Under: UNCATEGORIZED Tagged With: apple cake recipe, apple cake with caramel sauce, apple caramel cake, best apple cake recipe, best salted caramel apple cake, caramel apple cake, caramel apple cake recipe, easy apple cake recipe, homemade apple cake, how to make an apple cake, recipe for caramel apple cake, salted caramel apple cake, spiced apple cake, You got me at “one mixing bowl…” Am I pathetic or what?!! I would be as thrilled as Hudson with a slice! Place the top layer on upside down as well. I’m not sure why the caramel wasn’t shiny — but caramel is funny like that. Place 1 layer of cake, flat side up, on a plate or cake stand. Now to your snicker cake;), Michelle, my mom’s 6th birthday was the 25th and I made this cake for her to celebrate when she came up to Milwaukee to visit us! The key to the thick caramel is to let it cool a lot before pouring it on. And for me and my oven it made a world of difference in the outcome. I found this recept a few days ago and I planning to make it for my daughter’s birthday, but I have no idea what the “unsweetened applesauce” is. Hey thanks Tony – glad you like it. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until creamy, about 4 minutes. This is one of the easiest cakes I’ve ever made. I have a small screened-in porch with a beautiful view of the changing leaves on the towering oaks in the front and back yards. I will post out the pic on my instagram and will tag you! what did i do wrong with the buttercream? 1 ounce = 28.3495 grams. I had 6″ rounds so it came out to 4 layers which made a beautiful tall stacked cylinder. I would like to use this cake under fondant for my daughter ‘s birthday, but I am concerned if the cooked buttercream will be firm enough to hold up under fondant. Love your photos, so gorgeous! I think cakes taste better chilled :), Hi Mandy, There are some that I prefer chilled, as well. I tried this method twice without success. It was seriously disappointing because everything tasted fantastic! (And Happy Thanksgiving!). This cake looks delicious too. Thanks for sharing! Hi Lynne, I’ve never used caramel extract, but your idea sounds like it could work. Ooooeeee!!!! Frost. Set over medium-high heat on the stove top and cook 9 -11 minutes without stirring until mixture is a deep amber color. This will give you a nice flat top. I would love a slice. This is a stunning cake, I’m sure it tasted incredible :). So that’s how my day started out so beautifully. Made a very large cake. Hi Kristin, It is a very dense cake, which is why I think the lighter frosting pairs so well. 17 ounces = 481.9415 grams. It came out just like the picture above and I won 1st place in the bake off. This looks delicious! Now you should have perfectly smooth and creamy salted caramel frosting. Coconut cooking oil is a type of coconut oil that remains liquid at room temperature. I think you have another winner will on your hands! Easy Caramel Apple Coffee Cake features a brown sugar cinnamon apple cake layered with sweet streusel and topped off with salted caramel. 4 cups of flour = 482 grams (?) Add more butter? Glad you found a foolproof caramel sauce too! I’ve stopped doing layer cakes completely precisely because it takes so long and now I’m out of practice. Also, have you got a recipe for the salted caramel? Blend with an electric mixer. It has been 20 minutes so far and no light and fluffy yet? So I added 1 tablespoon meringue powder and it worked like a charm! OMG this looks amazing!!! I wish that I live near an apple orchard. Welcome Fall tonight. Pour (or spoon it on as I did) when it’s still warm — but not too warm. This looks sinfully good! FABULOUS to have a recipe turn out. Hudson sounds like the sweetest boy and I’m sure he was SO happy to have a slice of this waiting for him after school :). I used McIntosh but you could use any good baking apple like a Granny Smith or Cortland. If so, how? Will definitely gonna try them, my kids will love them :). In a small bowl, combine the 2 cans of apple filling, the cinnamon, and the nutmeg. Not enough time in the day! I love salted caramel and I love apple, never thought of putting them together but 100% going to try that! Frost the sides and top of the cake with the remaining frosting. I know this comment is a little late to the party but I had to say thank you! I love your salted caramel recipe, and when I saw this recipe in the Huffington Post, I knew I’d have to try it. Overall I’m happy with it, but a couple of comments. 2) For the buttercream, it’s not necessary to let the mixture come to a boil. Tinted the frosting blue and made some fondant dinosaurs. The frosting was fun to make and delicious. Waiting is torture, I know! It certainly helps that you use the same thing to both fill and frost the cake! Let me know when you’re in NH, I’ll bake you a fresh Salted Caramel Apple Cake. How beautiful is this cake?! 9. This cake took my baking skills from “pretty good home baker” to “they will think I got this at a pastry shop” level. Thanks again for letting me know. I’m thinking this cake as a cupcake would be a smash on a Thanksgiving dessert buffet table. Place the second layer … I can’t wait to make it for my friends birthday this weekend! For the salted caramel: Heat the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, until the sugar turns golden. In a jug, whisk together the eggs, caster sugar, grated apple and sunflower oil, then mix this into the dry ingredients in the bowl, stirring well to combine. My husband and guests loved this cake and it is so moist. I’m VERY curious to know if they’re also on my list and the types that most people enjoy the most. Amazing! I then followed the recipe and it did turn somewhat fluffy, but it was very granulated. As for my very favorite layer cake – definitely the peanut butter cup overload cake! I will be impressing them with this one! So the pan would be 8 inches by 2 inches deep. Can you substitute the applesauce for apple cider? Who needs an excuse to make this beauty! I don’t know what happened to the buttercream. They were amaaaaazing! Any thoughts on if something can be used as a substitute for eggs? In one sitting. You can also use vegetable oil with good results. Made this cake following recipe and delicious! The cake was delicious BUT it had absolutely no apple flavor. So glad everyone loved it! I make it often and put it on everything. Hi Hi Sue – so glad it was a hit with your art friends this morning. You are blessed to have each other!! As most recipes i’m finding online include cinnamon and brown sugar. The cake can be kept in an airtight cake saver (or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap) at room temperature for up to 3 days. 2. Hudson had breakfast and left for school on his little yellow school bus and then I baked this scrumptious Salted Caramel Apple Cake. Great job! This configuration easily makes 10-15 slices. But do you think I could bake the cake all in one pan and then cut it into 3 discs? Big sparkly baubles, gorgeous leather handbags and cake…my trifecta! I usually don’t make cakes, but this looks too god to not try. At this point, your house will smell like a bakery. I did cheat a little as I didn’t want to buy clove and allspice just for this so purchased an Apple Poe spice blend. 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