Caramel Apple Cake

Total Time:
4 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
3 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar, plus 1/4 cup for apples
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground apple or pumpkin pie spice blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 4 large golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, and roughly chopped (about 5 cups)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Finely grated zest from 1 orange
  • Juice 1 orange (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • Caramel Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup pecans, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Generously butter and flour a 10-cup Bundt pan.

2. For cake: Whisk flour, 1 1/3 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

3. Toss apples with remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon pie spice and set aside.

4. Whisk eggs and oil together in a large bowl. Whisk in sour cream, orange zest and juice, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until combined but slightly lumpy.

5. Using a slotted spoon, scatter about 1/2 cup apples in bottom Bundt pan. Place about 1/3 batter on top. Repeat, alternating remaining apples and batter, ending with batter.

6. Bake cake until a skewer inserted into center cake comes out clean, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; invert onto a rack placed over a baking sheet. Cool.

7. For caramel: Stir sugar, corn syrup, and 2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook, swirling pan but not stirring, until sugar is a dark amber-colored caramel, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat; carefully pour in cream. Stir in pecans, vanilla, and salt. Cool until caramel becomes thick and syrupy; pour over cake; cool until set.


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