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Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze

This apple cake is filled with generous chunks of apple and topped with a rich caramel glaze.  It's so good you may need to hide it in your kitchen or you'll have people sneaking in for a sample!
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

APPLE CAKE:

  • 5 large cooking apples
  • 3 all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Saigon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 Nature's Yoke eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

CARAMEL GLAZE:

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of salt

Instructions
 

APPLE CAKE:

  • Preheat oven to 325 F. Butter and flour a 9x13 baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg together. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk eggs until combined. Add oil, sugars and vanilla and mix until well-combined.
  • Gradually whisk flour mixture into egg-sugar mixture just until blended.
  • Peel apples; cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks. Fold apples into batter. The batter will be very thick. Turn batter into prepared pan, spreading to edges. Bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from oven. Cool on wire rack for 30 minutes while preparing caramel glaze.

CARAMEL GLAZE:

  • In a medium skillet, melt butter. Add sugar, cream and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Increase heat and boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and cool until glaze begins to thicken, then spoon over cake.
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