The Best Apple Caramel Cake

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Presenting to you with love the Best Apple Caramel Cake recipe you'll ever eat. This apple cake recipe uses fresh apples and pecans that make the cake healthier, moist, dense and sink-your-teeth-in good. A beautiful silky caramel icing has been used in the place of streusel topping which is a regular norm for apple cakes, and that is a wonderful twist. Although if you are someone that likes streusel topping over the caramel icing, you can stick to the traditional flavors by all means. Having said that, the caramel icing, in particular, is incredibly delicious and worth the efforts because it brings the cake to life. If you’re tired of using a store-bought frosting, then this is the icing recipe you will have to make as directed. The cake in itself is so comforting and tasty with chunks of cooked apple bits inside that you could skip the frosting altogether if you want. Easy apple recipes are also a great option to make during the apple season as opposed to a traditional chocolate dessert. It is a perfect dessert for a large gathering or family mealtime and a recipe that is foolproof on how to bake a cake using fresh apples. You can also serve a slice for breakfast with a cup of coffee or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Apples are loaded with essential nutrients like vitamin B6, and C. They are high in dietary fiber and contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. With several health benefits that come from the nutrition in apples, it is hard not to use them in desserts. The nutrition in apples is the best reason to bake more quick and easy apple desserts.

Remember when you bake recipes with apples, it’s always a good idea to use real wholesome apples as opposed to using canned ones that have unwanted preservatives in them. You’ll notice the difference in taste when you use fresh apples as opposed to the canned ones. Also, there is something very satisfying about prepping and waiting with all the sweet anticipation of making the best apple cake recipe. Sure, it takes extra effort to peel and prep them, but it is a healthy practice compared to using canned apples. If you don't have a lot of time on hand, you can, of course, go ahead and use the canned apples from your local store, however, stick to the organic apples that come in BPA-free cans.

You can make this cake well in advance before the occasion and freeze it and thaw the cake on the day of serving along with freshly made icing. For a sweet citrus flavor, you can add orange zest to the batter to enhance. You can also use spices like cinnamon, nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice to enhance the flavors even more. Another tasty yet healthy frosting that goes well with this cake is a layer of peanut butter along with dark chocolate chips. Using the best vanilla extract will impact the flavor in cake recipes. For best results, always use the best vanilla extract with no additives like corn syrup, sugar, etc. Brands like Madagascar or Nielsen Massey are the best.

Thank you to Sheryl at the Lady Behind The Curtain food blog for sharing this Best Apple Caramel Cake recipe with us. Do visit Sheryl's blog for more quick and easy apple desserts or other fun and easy baking recipes. This apple cake recipe is so luscious for more helpings especially if you love the comforting flavor of warm apples in a cake. Make this little apple delight today!

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