Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting

Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting

(I talked about this recipe here)

4 cups apples, finely chopped and peeled
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 beaten eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3 ounces light cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons light butter
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine apples and sugar in a large bowl. Let sit for 10-20 minutes to dissolve some of the sugar.
Add applesauce, eggs, and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a separate bowl. Add to apple mixture; stir just until combined.
Pour into a 9x13 baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool completely before frosting.
Beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Beat in caramel ice cream topping.
Gradually beat in powdered sugar.
Frost cake.

makes 16 servings, 5 HUs per serving.
adapted from: Hometown Cooking (originally posted by Linda in MO on CLBB)

1 comment:

Kelly said...

As you know...my FAVORITE!! This cake is great!! The icing is amazing! It is even better after it sits in the refrigerator a day (if you can hold off!!)...the icing soaks down into the cake...absolutely delicious!!