10.20.2011

Caramel-Apple Coffee Cake

Who LOVES 
I do, I DO!!

A few weeks ago,
she invited me to join
a new little Linky Party ...

It's a once a month party
where two ingredients {chosen by Lady}
have to be featured in the recipe.

October's Ingredients:
Apples and Caramel

I chose to use an
old, family recipe - Coffee Cake
only with a little twist!!


Ingredients
Cake
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 Large Apple, small diced
1 stick Unsalted Butter, room temp.
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs, well beaten
1 cup Sour Cream
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract

Filling and Topping
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Apple Pie Spice
1/2 cup Caramel Baking Bites
1/2 cup Chopped Pecans {optional}

Method
Mix topping ingredients together and set aside.
Sift dry ingredients and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar. When light and fluffy, add eggs. Mix in sour cream and vanilla. Slowly add in flour mixture until well combined. 

To Layer Cake:
Fill your pan with half the batter - sprinkle 2/3 of topping mixture onto batter - pour the rest of your batter and sprinkle with the remaining topping mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. *Note: This is enough batter for one 8 or 9 inch round pan. The recipe will need to be doubled if using a sheet pan.

Caramel Sauce
1/2 cup Caramel Baking Bites
1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Melt ingredients together over low heat and drizzle over cooled cake.

This is ahhh-mazing!


The cake is soft and buttery ...
the apples still have a slight bite ...
and the caramel is rich and flavorful!

And, talk about texture!
The topping is perfectly crunchy
and the toasted pecans warms the flavor.

A truly 
one of a kind
autumn tea treat!


A big THANK YOU
for inviting me in on the party ...

This was LOADS
of fun and I am already
super excited about November!

{Which is Pumpkin and Cream Cheese}
If you'd like to join in on the fun,
head on over the LBTC now and sign up!

Enjoy and Happy Baking!



15 comments:

SnoWhite said...

That looks like an awesome cake! Could be great for a dessert, but also for a weekend brunch.

Jess Wakasugi {Life's Simple Measures} said...

As a fellow ICC participant, this cake looks phenomenal!! Absolutely love this recipe, great choice! Can't wait for November!

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

I LOVE your recipe!!! Thanks for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE! I can't wait to see what you make next month with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese!
---Sheryl---

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Oh my goodness this is a must make for me. It look fabulous! Stopping by from The Challenge. I'm a new follower :)

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Oh so yummy! My stomach is growling now, thankyouverymuch. :)

Amy said...

Oh my gosh, it sounds and looks fantastic! I just pinned it so I can make it.

It was fun being part of the first ICC with you!

Amy @ A Little Nosh

Lisa~~ said...

Your cake looks awesome!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Vicki V @ blestnest.blogspot.com said...

This looks fantastic! The caramel drizzling down the sides is making my mouth water!

Pup Fan said...

I'm drooling over here.

rebekahdawn said...

Looks delicious!

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

YUM! This looks fabulous! I haven't made apple cake before. Great choice for this month's challenge!

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

YUM! This looks fabulous! I haven't made apple cake before. Great choice for this month's challenge!

Rogene said...

That looks so good. I'm sure Bob would love a slice of that with is coffee. Will have to make it for him.

Desi said...

What a sight to behold!! That caramel oozing off the top has me captivated!! Nice cooking with you in the Improv Cooking Challenge :)

http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com/2011/10/caramel-apple-marshmallow-dip-improv.html

blkenigma888 said...

Hi there!
I'd like to invite you to link this recipe up for A Themed Baker's Sunday, Where the theme is Caramel! See you there!
Cupcake Apothecary
http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com