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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mom's Best Apple Cake


I love old fashioned cakes like this.  There are lots of apples in this cake, it's soft and moist. There's also a hot caramel sauce poured over the cake after it's baked that makes this outrageously delicious!
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I've been making a cake similar to this for about thirty years.  But I've gotta tell you, I like this one better.  What makes this cake killer is the caramel frosting you make and pour over the cake.  Make the cake let it cool ,  make the caramel sauce and pour the hot caramel sauce over the cake.  Uh huh, gooey delicious caramel over a moist apple filled cake.  *Sigh*  You know you need this kids.  It's easy, fast to make and incredibly delicious.  This is a keeper!  Enjoy!







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Mom's Best Apple Cake
Examiner.Com
From Anne Marie Hurley, Livonia, Michigan

Ingredients

Cake
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  •  3 cups apples, peeled and diced
  • (If you would prefer to add cinnamon to the cake, add 1 tsp)

Topping

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk


 Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat together until well-incorporated. Stir in the apples.
Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes. Cool completely before adding the topping.

Topping: In a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately spread over the top of the cooled cake. Let sit for an hour prior to serving.

38 comments:

Meena Kumar said...

Hi Mary/Bunny,
Saw this awesome old fashioned apple cake in facebook.Just could not resist had to come here:))
So glad to see so many interesting recipes.Will visit often.
Glad to join this space.
Meena

Bunny said...

Thank you Meena for visiting with me. I'm happy you liked the recipe and hope you come and visit often!

Laura Dembowski said...

This cake sounds so easy to make. And everything's better with caramel sauce!

Maria said...

This does look delicious! I was just browsing to find different apple cake deserts and I am glad I found yours! I have pinned it and I will be trying it out soon!

MAria@
www.musicteachingandparenting.com

Tara B. said...

Hi, no spices? And 1 cup of oil to 2 cups of flour?

Bunny said...

Laura it was very easy to put together, and girl I don't know of anything that doesn't taste better with caramel on it! LOL!!

Maria, THANK YOU so much!

Tara, yes that's the ratio, you can add cinnamon or any spice you want to the cake! Thanks for stopping by!

john jay said...


oh I like that it looks so tasty this so lovely cake i ever see here on internet.
i love eating that's why im too fat now :)
but most of the time what i eat are any kind of chocolates
like milk chocolate ,French macarons, and macarons london and so on.
well anyway that cake recipe above is interesting i wanna try that.

Bunny said...

John please do make it, your going to love it. Thanks so much for visiting!

Tina T said...

Hello...I made this cake last weekend after picking fresh apples. I added a little cinnamon and it turned out GREAT!! Took it to work and it was gone in no time.
Definitely a keeper...have more apples to use up!!

Emily said...

Does this freeze well?

Anonymous said...

Making this right now :)

Anonymous said...

can u use butter instead of oil?
it sounds really good but think I will had cinnamon too

Bunny said...

Emily, I would put the topping on if your going to freeze it. freeze the cake part and then when you're ready to un freeze it,let it come to room temp ,make the topping and pour over the cake.

Bunny said...

Tina thank you for coming back and telling me you made it! that's awesome!

Bunny said...

Anonymous, yes add cinnamon it'll go very well in the cake, maybe a tsp. if you sub butter for the oil, melt the butter first.

cupcakekate said...

Tried this recipe today....I baked the cake for about 30 mins because otherwise it would have burned and dried out! To prevent it from being dry I poked holes in the top and poured the carmel sauce on top. The batter wasnt the usual cake batter. But the cake tasted great.

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you cupcakekate for letting me know you made it!

Camille Ziemann said...

Good cake and easy to make. Needs cinnamon or nutmeg. Very bland

Anonymous said...

Good cake and easy to make...just needs cinnamon!

Tracey Brennan said...

This cake is fantastic! I have made it twice in the past two weeks and everyone has loved it and asked for the recipe. The additional beauty of this cake and recipe is that not only is delicious, but it is so easy to make! Thank you!

Shannon said...

I made this with the addition of cinnamon as some commenters suggested. The cake was really easy to throw together. Mine cooked the way that another commenter mentioned, where the top looked almost burned after 30 minutes but the inside was liquid. After 50 minutes it was fully baked and the top didn't actually burn. My issue was with the topping. The caramel dried hard--brittle like. I'm assuming I cooked it too long?

Shannon said...

I made this with the addition of cinnamon as some commenters suggested. The cake was really easy to throw together. Mine cooked the way that another commenter mentioned, where the top looked almost burned after 30 minutes but the inside was liquid. After 50 minutes it was fully baked and the top didn't actually burn. The cake was wonderful! My issue was with the topping. The caramel dried hard--brittle like. I'm assuming I cooked it too long?

Mary Bostow said...

Shannon, yes sweetie you cooked it too long. Next time start with low heat and keep stirring until it boils, after it boils stop stirring and let boil for 3 minutes. It'll climb the pan a little bit. Hope you do make it again! Just remember low heat for the sauce.

Suga330 said...

I'm going to make this tonight and I will let you know how it turns outs. I am going to sub applesauce for some of the oil and add cinnimmon.

Mary Bostow said...

Great Suga330! i can't wait to hear about it!

desert g.ma said...

Had this at a get- together today so tracked down the recipe. Was wonderful and brought home what was left over -- which wasn't much! Thanks :-)

Mary Bostow said...

desert g.ma, I'm really glad you were able to find the recipe! Thank you for stopping by, I hope you make the cake soon!

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to 'make' your own car
amel sauce then buy a jar of caramel topping (like you put over ice cream) and pour it into a microwave cup and microwave it until it is hot..then pour this over the cake that has been poked with holes. That way you won't have to worry about your caramel sauce getting too hard
.

Brenda G. said...

I made this twice in 3 days! So easy and everyone loved it. I followed the directions but added cinnamon the 1st time, today I added walnuts as well. My husband loves it both ways. A keeper, I'll even be making it for Thanksgiving.
Thanks

Mary Bostow said...

Brenda you've been baking up a storm! Thank you for coming back and telling me you made it and loved it!!

Mary Bostow said...

Anonymous, thank you for the caramel topping tip! That makes this cake just that more do able for more people. THANK YOU!!

Jscow said...

Hi Bunny, Just wondering what apples you used as there are so many to choose from!
Thanks,
Janice

Mary Bostow said...

jscow, i always use Gala apples when I bake. Thanks for stopping by!

Kristin said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm taking this goodie to share with my family. I baked it in a spring form pan. Timing was perfect and it's such a pretty cake. Mine did deflate in the middle a bit, but it's still great. I'm making the topping shortly, but I think this would be great and very pretty sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Evelyn @ My Turn for us said...

You had me at Apple Cake and then you added the hot Caramel sauce!! Oh Goodness:)))

Hugs

PS Pinning!!

PSS Have you shared this at Freedom Fridays yet??

Mary Bostow said...

Thank you Evelyn!!!

Jaleemom Dem said...

Bunny. Found your cake on Pinterest. My husband loves apples and he loved this cake. I did make an adjustment of 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp ground cloves and 1 tsp cinnamon. It was delicious and I use condensed milk trick for caramel sauce. Thank you for the cake. I'm taking it to my next church social.

Anonymous said...

I love this cake! I have always used red apples, but wondered if green apples would work?