Monday, November 18, 2013

Fresh Apple Cake with a Caramel Glaze

I made this one night for dessert for our small group dinner.  I also made it with fresh apples from when we went apple picking.  Mmmm, fresh apples make everything better! This recipe is from My Blessed Life.

2 eggs
1/2 butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp real salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 cups diced Granny Smith apples

Caramel Glaze:
4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 tbsp white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
1-2 tbsp confectioner’s sugar (sifted)

Heat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 pan.  In a large bowl beat together the eggs and butter.  Add in the sugar and vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.  Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture slowly.  After they are combined, add the diced apples.  Pour into the greased pan and spread evenly. Bake for 45 minutes.

While the cake is cooling off a bit, make your glaze.  Heat the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir continually until it reaches a boil then let it continue to boil while you are stirring for 1 minute.  Remove from heat and whisk in 1 tablespoon for confectioner's sugar.  If you would like the glaze to thicken up even more then add another tablespoon.

Pour the glaze over the cake evenly and let cool before slicing. 

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