this cake is scrumptious. my grandmother was the queen of baking when she was living and gave me this recipe. i looked forward to her calls when she found a recipe she loved. she would make try the recipe out and turn it into her own unique and delicious meal. sounds a lot like me! you gotta try this cake. these turn out great as muffins as well.
- - for fresh apple cake
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil -
- 1/4 cup applesauce -
- 2 cups sugar -
- 3 eggs -
- 1 teaspoon vanilla -
- 3 cups flour -
- 2 teaspoons baking soda -
- 1/2 teaspoon salt -
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon -
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg -
- 4 cups granny smith apples, chopped -
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar - optional
- - for caramel sauce
- 1/4 cup butter -
- 1/2 cup brown sugar -
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream -
- preheat the oven to 350 degrees. butter and flour a bundt pan and set aside.
- in a large bowl, combine oil, applesauce and sugar with an electric mixer. add eggs, one at a time. mix in vanilla.
- in another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. blend in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, being careful not to over mix. fold in chopped apples. pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
- for caramel sauce - melt the butter and brown sugar in a medium sized saucepan. bring to boil over medium-high heat until mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. gradually stir in the heavy cream and let continue to simmer until thickened slightly. remove from heat.
- when the cake comes out of the oven, let cool for about 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. once cooled completely, dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar. slice and drizzle with caramel sauce.