Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Caramel Apple Pound Cake!

This weeks cooler and less humid days have put me in the mood to bake.  So thinking of fall, I surfed around the Internet and landed on a blog called Served Up With Love with some delicious sounding recipes and the first one on the page caught my eye.  Caramel Apple Cake.  Something about fall makes me want to cook with apples and cinnamon and all spices warm and fuzzy.

The best thing was that I had everything I needed in my pantry, other than the apples.  Have you priced apples lately?!?!!!  Good Heavens they have gotten high, but I forged ahead and got me some Gala apples and was ready to go.

As I was pouring the mixture into my cake pan I was thinking, this is too much batter for this pan, but went on and finished pouring.  The smell of this cake is heavenly.

While the cake was baking, I was in my craft room, crafting away.  I had the timer on the oven so I would hear it beep when the cake was done.

After about 45 minutes my husband came in and said "Uh, you might want to go have a look at that cake you have in the oven.  Something doesn't look quite right".   Yeah, something was wrong all right.  It had risen out of the pan into the oven and then sunk in the middle!

I scooped up what batter was in the bottom of the oven an threw that away, stuck the cake on a baking sheet and said "Finish cooking, for better or worse"!

Somehow, I guess the cake gods were smiling down on me, because once the cake finished baking and I carefully slid my knife around the pan and released the cake which came out slick as a whistle, it actually looked fine!  A little bit dense, but you really couldn't tell that it had fell!

I know why it fell.  When I was little my Grandmother used to make the most delicious pound cake ever.  However, my Grandfather loved cakes that had fallen because of the denseness of them and I loved my Grandfather.  So.. when Grandma was baking her cakes he would get me to jump around in the kitchen to try and make the cake fall.  I jumped vigorously!!!   That is until she caught me and made me leave the kitchen!

Anyway, here is a photo and the recipe for this very delicious cake.  Hope you make it and try not to jump around in the kitchen while it's baking!

Caramel Apple Pound Cake

2  cups granulated sugar
1 1/2  cups vegetable oil
2  teaspoons vanilla
3  eggs
3  cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon apple pie spice
1  teaspoon salt
1  teaspoon baking soda
2  medium apples, peeled and finely chopped (2 cups)
Caramel Glaze
1/2  cup butter or margarine
1/2  cup packed brown sugar
2  teaspoons milk

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube cake pan. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in flour, salt and baking soda until smooth. Stir in apples. Pour into pan.
Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack.
In 2-quart saucepan, heat all glaze ingredients to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Spoon glaze over warm cake.

Make sure you use the right sized pan!!!
Original recipe from http://www.servedupwithlove.com/  Check out her blog!  It's Delicious!
Linda

12 comments:

Donna T said...

That cake looks so good! I'm going to have to make it! Thanks for the recipe! I love the story about your grandfather making you jump up and down in the kitchen so the cake would fall! We use to get in trouble for running through the kitchen when mom was baking a cake! Thanks for the memory!

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Perfectly Printed said...

Oh, looks so yummy!! I do have a few apples on hand AND a 5 day long weekend....my plans.. crafting, sewing, and now making this Caramel Apple Pound Cake to get my family in the spirit of fall!

chris

vintage grey said...

Looks quite yummy! Thanks for sharing!! Love fall recipes!! xo Heather

Kim K. said...

I'm glad it all turned out. Looks divine. Our MI apple crops were ruined with the unheard of warm weather and then freezing temps. I can't imagine what we are going to be paying for apples this year. I'm definitely ready for fall!

Missouri Gal said...

Looks yummy. Going to have to give it a try.

Celestial Charms said...

Sounds like a delicious cake. Yummy ingredients. What a sweet memory of your grandmother's kitchen, and the shenanigans you got up to. ;)
Maureen

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

That's the cutest story ever! What a silly Grandpa :) The cake looks delicious.
Erica :)

Served up with Love said...

I am so glad you got to try the cake and thank you so much for linking back to me and also letting me know it. It looks like it turned out really good. Some of the best cakes I have eaten have been ones that flopped. I love the story about your grandparents..I still tell my kids to not jump around or do too much when a cake is in the oven. Much Love, Melissa from Served Up With Love

craftyles said...

That looks really yummy. I can imagine the smell while it was in the oven. I'm gonna try this one!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...My goodness! YOu home must smell like a bit of heaven! How I love the early Fall when we all begin to bake our favorite seasonal goodies!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend,
Smiles,
Carolynn

donna said...

That looks so good. I am so ready for fall. It is still so hot here. UGHH
Hugs
donna