1.02.2012

TC's Apple Cake with Caramel Butterscotch Frosting






If you are like me, then the past few weeks have been filled with Christmas cookies, breakfast casseroles and too much wine. With that being said, I am sure that your New Year's resolution is too eat less, drink less and maybe even to get more sleep. Well, before the New Year is in full swing,  I had to post this scrumptious apple cake that has been in my family for years. This was my grandmother's apple cake that has since been passed down to my mom and now subsequently me. It is heaven in a cake and the butterscotch,caramel frosting puts this cake in a category of it's own. I know that technically your New Year's resolution probably does not include this indulgent cake, but if you make an exception you will not be disappointed. This will be worth each additional calorie and you can start your health kick tomorrow!

You Will Need:

For the Apple Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten well
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (or more if you like for taste)
  • 1 cup broken walnut pieces (optional)

For the Frosting
  • 1 lb light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

Here We Go:

For the Apple Cake
  • Combine sugar and apples and let stand for 3 hours or overnight
  • Add oil, eggs, and vanilla to apple mixture
  • Sift flour, soda, salt and cinnamon together
  • Add second mixture to first
  • Fold in nuts with wooden spoon, if desired
  • Pour into 2  greased and floured  9 X 13-inch baking pans
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until center toothpick test comes out clean

For the Frosting
  • Combine sugar, milk, sour cream and vanilla
  • Cook over medium temperature stirring constantly
  • Add chips as mixture cools
  • Watch carefully as mixture can stick or burn easily
  • Be sure all ingredients come to full boil
  • Pour hot liquid on warm cakes that have been punctured with a toothpick
Makes 2 Cakes
Happy Feasting!

3 comments:

Dara said...

This looks amazing! I loooove butterscotch. It needs to be used more. Great recipe and photos!

Lisa said...

Every bite of that must be simply heavenly. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your cake up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2012/01/sweets-for-saturday-51.html

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I am thinking as I read this-Now when can I make this!It has climbed to the top of my to do list. It looks truly amazing!