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Frosted Caramel Apple Cake

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“A friend who teaches food and nutrition sent a student to my classroom with a piece of this cake to try, and I had to have the recipe. Quick, easy, and delicious - good for pot lucks or for serving to company with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease bottom only of a 13"x9" pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except apples. Beat on medium speed with electric beaters until batter is smooth, about 2-3 minutes. If the batter is too thick and threatens to blow the motor of your electric beaters, stick to your good old-fashioned friend, the wooden spoon!
  4. Stir apples into batter using a wooden spoon.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched with finger tip.
  6. Cool in pan on rack.
  7. Begin preparing frosting when cake comes out of the oven.
  8. In large saucepan, melt butter and add brown sugar. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  9. Remove from heat and add milk. Beat with wire whisk until smooth. Add vanilla and beat again.
  10. Using whisk, add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Beat with whisk after each addition, until smooth. Frosting should still be pourable.
  11. Pour frosting over warm cake and spread out with a spatula. Be careful - warm cake pulls apart easily, so spread quickly and gently!
  12. Let cake cool completely before cutting.

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