So, I made this cake a few weeks ago when Paul brought home an entire bucket of apples that were given to him by a co-worker. I pinned a bunch of apple recipes, and then decided on this cake because it was so easy.
Seriously, this cake took about 15 minutes to put together and get in the oven. It was another really easy recipe, that had big flavour and a soft, tender cake crumb.
I don’t want to talk too much about this recipe, so this post will be short and sweet – just like this cake!
Yield: 1 8-inch cake
For the caramel base:
¼ c. butter, softened
1/3 c. plus 1 tbsp. brown sugar
3 apples (peeled, cored, and sliced thinly)
For the cake:
¼ c. butter, at room temperature
½ c. sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
1 c. flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
¼ c. plus 2 tbsp. milk
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour an 8-inch cake pan and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the butter and brown sugar until well-mixed. Spread this mixture over the bottom of the cake pan. Cover the butter mixture with the sliced apples.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the butter, sugar, and vanilla, and whip until fluffy. Add in the egg, and mix again.
Add the flour mixture and the milk alternately, beat until combined, and pour batter over apple slices. Spread out the batter evenly, and bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Let cake cool on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes, then turn out onto a cake platter and let cool. Slice and serve cake warm.