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How to Make a Caramel Apple Cake

Disguise a layer cake as a giant caramel apple from Food Network Magazine.
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Don't try holding this caramel apple by the stick — it's a 10-lb. cake!
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Coat four 9-inch-round cake pans with cooking spray and prepare the cake mixes as directed (or coat 2 pans and make the cakes in 2 batches). Divide the batter among the pans and bake as directed. Let cool 20 minutes, then remove from the pans and let cool completely.

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Stack the cakes on an upside-down cake pan, spreading frosting between the layers. Freeze 30 minutes. Using a small serrated knife, trim the bottom 2 layers of the cake on an angle to resemble the bottom of an apple.

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Trim the top layer just enough to round the edge, then carve out a 3-inch-wide cone-shaped piece of cake from the middle where the stem would be (about1 1/2 inches deep). Gather all of the cake trimmings in a bowl.

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