I had never actually made an apple and salted caramel cake before so I decided to do a little research. I found a delicious looking recipe on the Brown Eyed Baker and I must say that her cake looks amazing. However, naturally I had to make a couple of little adaptations and I am very happy with how it turned out. Firstly I wanted to make the cake lighter and more summer appropriate, so less spicy. I also wanted to include fresh apple to make it taste more fresh. Finally I came up with my own easy to make icing and some interactive decorations
|Chocolate apple of mystery!!|
before three little apples were placed on top
|Excuse the on location picture quality|
Apple Salted Caramel Cake (adapted from BrownEyedBaker)
Apple Cake (enough for 2x9" Cake layers)
400g Caster Sugar
75g Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
500g Cake Flour (Plain flour with 8 tbsp replaced by cornflour)
1 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4 cups grated apple in 2 lemons worth of lemon juice
Salted Caramel Icing (enough for this cake)
280g Salted Butter
560g Icing Sugar
60ml Caramel Sauce
Caramel Sauce recipe that I used
1- Preheat oven to 180'C and grease and line your cake tin
2 - Beat together the butter and sugar, beat in the vanilla extract
3 - Sieve together the flour, baking powder and soda and spices
4 - Beat the eggs together
5 - Add portions of the eggs and flour to the butter alternating between the two, leaving a portion of flour
6 - Add the grated apple and the remaining flour.
7 - Divide between 2 9" cake tins. Wrap the tins in tin foil to protect and bake for 45-50minutes.
8 - Allow the cake to cool in the tin.
*Note - This is a very soft and light cake and needs to cool completely in the tin to be workable but the texture upon eating is just perfect!!*
9 - Beat together the butter icing sugar and caramel sauce for the frosting.
10- Ice the cake - First do a crumb coat - there will be crumbs. Although I think a naked cake version would also be awesome
Finish the icing and make the chocolate apples.
To make these I used half circl moulds and dark chocolate. I found the bet technique was to paint the chocolate onto the mould to achieve even layers. Then set and melt the edge to get two half circles together
I made a hole in the top and filled with more caramel sauce. Then filled in the hole with a pretzel stick.
Then when the cake is ready to be eaten, just cut the apples and enjoy the show!!
So that's it! I hope you enjoy and try it out for yourself!