Caramel Apple Pound Cake

Caramel Apple Pound Cake by virginiasweetpea.com

It’s finally fall, the perfect time for a dessert with one of fall’s food pleasures, apples.  Caramel Apple Pound Cake gets its caramel flavor from brown sugar in the batter.  Granny Smith apples and plenty of butter make this a super moist cake that I honestly can’t get enough of!

After the batter is made, it is layered in a Bundt pan alternating with layers of chopped apples coated in cinnamon and brown sugar.  The crowning touch is a cream cheese icing infused with hot caramel topping topped with walnuts and more caramel.

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I made Caramel Apple Pound Cake to share with friends at a “Girls Night Out” dinner hosted by one of my very best friends.  Elsie is quite the cook and served delicious bacon wrapped pepper stuffed chicken along with panzanella and sautéed squash.  I hope the girls liked this cake as much as I like it!

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The cake was served on a cake plate that my grandmother received at her bridal shower in the 1930’s.  I love its pretty color and how it crackled with age.  I know my grandmother would be thrilled to know that I still using it and that I’m sharing it with you.

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Caramel Apple Pound Cake
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1¼ cups firmly packed light brown sugar, divided
  • 1½ cups butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ tsp cloves
  • ⅓ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups chopped Granny Smith Apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • Garnish: chopped walnuts, caramel topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 12 cup Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat sugar, 1 cup brown sugar, and melted butter until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, ⅓ tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine apples, remaining ¼ cup brown sugar, and 2 tsp cinnamon.
  5. Spoon ⅓ of batter into prepared pan and ½ of the apples; repeat layers. Top with remaining ⅓ of batter.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on a wire rack. Top with cream cheese icing, chopped walnuts, and caramel topping.
  7. Cream Cheese Icing: Combine 8 oz cream cheese with 2 cups of powdered sugar. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Add ¼ cup caramel topping and a splash of whole milk. Add more mild if necessary.

 

I am already planning to make this again next weekend when my mom, aunt, and cousins join me for lunch prior to a historic home tour that is held every September in my town.  I know Mr. SP will be glad to have a second week to enjoy a nightly slice of this cake.

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Is your mouth watering?  I know mine is!  I’m craving a piece of this cake with a cup of coffee served outside while I enjoy the warm September sun and a cool fall breeze.  Doesn’t that sound heavenly?

 

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Comments

  1. Paula,
    This looks just Heavenly! We will be going apple picking very soon in Hendersonville, NC. Can’t wait to try this with those freshly picked apples! ~Christy

  2. one word….delish! oh my. that looks so yummy. I love caramel and apples so this is definitely something I would love to whip up. Thanks for the few extra pounds I will probably gain! 🙂

  3. Wow… I’m going to have to bake this! Your pictures alone make my mouth water! So happy to be on this tour with you!! Sharing and pinning.

  4. You had me a caramel and then you tossed in apple and pound cake! Yum!

  5. Oh my………this looks delicious! I would love a huge slice…now LOL! Thanks for sharing I am going to give this recipe a try.Perfect for a cool fall day!

  6. Pound cake is a favorite of mine and you just took it to a new level! My family is going to love this – thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh my YUM! Sounds heavenly Paula! pinning

  8. Oh Paula that looks divine! I have a devote love for all things caramel & apple! So fun being on tour with you… PINNED!

  9. This looks amazing! I am definitely adding this to my fall baking list! My mouth is already watering. Yum!!

  10. This sounds wonderful. I love cooking with apples in the fall too!

  11. This looks amazing! Do you think pecans could be subbed for the walnuts?

  12. oh my that looks simply amazing! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Link up!

  13. This one is eye candy. Is the cake as moist as it looks? Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up. Please come back and join us again! Remember to leave your host a comment to increase the chance of being featured.

  14. Hi Paula! I chose to feature your gorgeous cake for the extra feature I do just on my blog. Thanks for bringing it to Family Joy Blog Linkup, and taking the time to say hi! Grab our featured button this Sunday if you like. We will have 8 co-hosts this week!

  15. This is an awesome looking recipe. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! Pinned and shared!

    • Hi Paula! Just wanted to let you know that your awesome pound cake is my favorite pick for this weeks party at Throwback Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you bring tonight at 7:00pm eat. Tell your friends!

  16. Love the apple cake recipe. Thanks for sharing at the #InspirationSpotlight Party Pinned & shared.

  17. This looks totally nummy. Never thought of layering fruit and surrounding it with cake, Will have to try this Tuesday for company. I may reduce the butter and use some buttermilk…but absolutely looks divine. Sandi

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