Wednesday 6 April 2016

Hot Apple Cake with Pecan Caramel Sauce

Here's a cake I made over the weekend for dessert. It's been some time since I baked for the house as every week's been busy doing cake orders so I decided to take it a little slow this month and bake for leisure.

This is a quick cake, best served warm (warm it up in the microwave a little before serving). It has soft crumbs, moist and really tasty, the sauce made it even better..not forgetting the aroma while it bakes. I would say the cinnamon does get trick.

Apple cake with an overdose of pecan caramel sauce


You need :

225 gm unsalted butter
1 cup castor sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour (best to use this and not cake flour for this cake)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp soda
3 red apples, cored, peeled and diced
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp pure vanilla (I used my homemade vanilla extract)

method :

Beat butter and sugar till fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time and beat.
Combine dry ingredients and add in little by little while mixer on lowest setting.
Once just combined, add in apples, pecans and vanilla. Fold it in.

Heat oven 180C, pour batter into 8 or 9 inch round pan and bake for abt 45-50 mins (depends on ur oven).

Let it cool completely and start preparing the sauce.


2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup whole pecans (slightly roasted be better)
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cream

Heat the cream in a pan and let it simmer and turn off heat.
Melt butter in another pan. Add in roasted pecans. Combine well and add in the brown sugar. let it caramelize a little then add in heated cream. Mix well and let it boil a little till sugar melted and it's golden in colour. Take it off the heat, let it cool down a little and pour in over cake/ slices when u serve.

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