Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Apple Spice Cake

So, it must really be fall because I have been craving anything with apples in it. This little recipe I created yesterday was inspired by the best ever caramel apples. You know, the ones that start with a perfectly crisp apple that are dipped in caramel, then in white chocolate, and then rolled all over in cinnamon and sugar. The best ones are from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. And, although the cake tasted really good, it wasn't what I was going for as far as tasting like those apples. It cured my apple craving for the day, but I'm still going to have to play around with it and come up with something a little closer to my RMCF apples. This was definitely the most moist cake I have ever made and it wasn't one I could just cut a piece of and eat it while hanging over my kitchen sink like I usually do. I had to actually eat like a civilized person with a fork and plate because it was kind of messy. I know the pictures don't make it look all that appealing, but trust me, it was SO good!

Apple Spice Cake

CAKE

1 C flour

1 C whole wheat flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp cloves

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp ginger

1 ½ C sugar

1 C oats

½ C butter, softened

2 eggs

½ C buttermilk


Mix flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, sugar, and oats. Reserve 1 ½ C crumbly mixture for topping. To the remaining mixture, add butter, eggs, and buttermilk. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350.


FILLING

3 C chopped apples

4 T melted butter

1 C chopped walnuts

1 C brown sugar

mix all together and spread on top of cooked cake mixture



TOPPING

remaining crumb mixture

2 T melted butter

mix well and sprinkle on top of apple filling

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 or until toothpick comes out mostly clean



DRIZZLE

6 oz white chocolate, melted

20 caramels, melted and mixed with 1 T milk

When cake is cool, drizzle melted caramel and white chocolate over the top. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Editor's Note: It's taken me way too long to do this post and I'm giving up, but blogger is acting REALLY weird right now and giving me all sorts of error messages when I'm trying to publish the post. Sorry if this recipe makes no sense, but I'm done trying to figure it out for now.

7 comments:

Leslie said...

I hate when blogger freaks out!!! Drives me crazy!
The apple cake looks wonderful!

Deborah said...

Those are my favorite kind of apples at RMCF too!! And even if this cake didn't taste like what you were going for, it still looks amazing!

Aggie said...

Oh that looks good. I'd love a piece of that right now! Yum!

Steph said...

These were so tasty and delicious, thanks so much for sharing! We are going to have to work out extra hard at the gym tomorrow now!!!

Jenny said...

I am loving all of these beautiful apple recipes popping up everywhere. I can't wait to try out your recipe!

Prudy said...

I really want to try this since it has all the flavors that I love plus good whole grains.

Ingrid said...

Hi~
First, Julia from Dozen Flours told me about Windows Live Writer. You can download it for FREE and it' SO EASY to use. I like it much better than Blogger. Good luck & I hope that helps!

Second and most importantly that cake looks beyond amazing. The pictures are perfect! While I am not a huge fan of apples I don't mind them and I am a fan of cinnamon, white chocolate, cake, hmm, let's see, everything else! LOL!
~ingrid