Monday, February 6, 2012

Apple Cake with Cream and Caramel Sauce

(Thanks for the photos Lau Merrick)

One of the most popular cakes on the Martha Stewart website is this delightfully easy and perfectly tasty Apple Cinnamon Cake.

I can't seem to stop making this cake.

I made it twice this week, shared it with a ton of people and everyone loved it.

My Gramma Dorothy is the queen of all things food. She loves to read about food, cook it and eat it.

She loves apple cake, so I made this one especially for her.

Though I'm sure Martha's recipe would have been great, I changed it a little.

The original recipe called for 3 cups of flour, 1 1/3 cups oil, 2 cups sugar... and that seemed a little intense to me.

I subbed in 1 1/2 cups spelt flour, 2/3 cup apple sauce in place of all the oil and reduced the sugar by 1/2 cup. It was lovely.

If you top the cake with a little maple-vanilla infused whipped cream and the caramel drizzle, I'm pretty sure it will blow your mind.

Apple Cake with Cream and Caramel Sauce
(adapted from

2/3 C oil
2/3 C applesauce
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
1 1/2 C spelt flour
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
1 1/2 C sugar
3 large eggs
3-4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (about 3-4Cups)
1/2 C pecans or walnuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla

Grease a large bundt pan and preheat oven to 350*.

Sift together flours, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Beat together oil, applesauce, sugar and eggs until bright yellow.
Add dry ingredients to wet and stir just until combined.
Add apples and nuts, fold in.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour into bundt pan and cook 60-70 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
Cool the cake and then invert on a plate. Serve drizzled with sauce.

*I served this once with ice cream and once with Maple cream.
*For the maple cream I poured a medium container of heavy cream into a bowl. Mix until almost firm, add 2 Tbsp of Maple syrup and 1 tsp vanilla. Whisk again until firm.

Caramel Sauce

1 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium


  1. Best cake ever...Jess you are the Queen!

  2. I was needing a recipe for when we have friends this weekend. Thanks:)