Southern Apple Cake



The Best Southern Apple Cake.

Dessert recipe that has an apple cake topped with a caramel topping and pecans.

The best cake you will ever eat.

Southern Apple Cake
For the cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 cups thinly sliced apple
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
For the caramel topping:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pecan halves
For the cake:
  1. Do NOT preheat oven.
  2. Spray a 13x9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs, and oil at medium speed with a mixer until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  5. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture until thoroughly combined.
  6. Add apple and nuts. Gently stir until incorporated. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  7. Place pan in a cold oven. Bake at 325 degrees F. for 50 to 55 minutes. Let cool in pan.
  8. Pour warm Caramel topping over cake in pan. Instructions below.
  9. Cut into squares, and garnish with pecan halves, if desired.
For the caramel topping:
  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugars, butter, and evaporated milk to a boil over medium high heat.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in vanilla,
  4. ***Yield approximately 16 serving.

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Recipe for Amazing Chocolate Cake:

Amazing Chocolate Cake
For the cake:
  • butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • teaspoons salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • cups buttermilk
  • cups warm water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting:
  • cups butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7-8 cups powdered sugar
  • about ¼ cup milk as needed
For the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter three 9-inch cake rounds. Dust with flour and tap out the excess. (see cooking lesson below)
  3. Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
  4. Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
  5. Divide batter among the three pans. I found that it took just over 3 cups of the batter to divide it evenly.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the cake meets the toothpick test (stick a toothpick in and it comes out clean).
  7. Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow to cool completely.
  8. Frost with your favorite frosting and enjoy!
  9. **Notes: The better quality cocoa powder you use the better the cake will taste.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting:
  1. In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results
  2. Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  3. Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. The frosting should be very thick and will thicken even more if refrigerated.


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