This is a wonderful apple cake. The apples, nuts, and caramel frosting blend together to make a mouth watering, can't wait for seconds cake!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8 inch pans. Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture, then fold in the apples and walnuts.

  • Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.

  • To make the frosting: In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over medium heat. Stir in the evaporated milk. Bring mixture to a boil, then cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Allow mixture to cool, then fill and frost cake layers. Sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

821 calories; 45.3 g total fat; 61 mg cholesterol; 510 mg sodium. 98.6 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Jessica...I just wanted to thank you for sharing this AMAZING recipe!! I used a 13x9 inch pan instead and it turned out absolutely delicious! My whole family loved it and I will definitely share this recipe with everyone! Ps...the caramel frosting was to die for! I think I will use it as a dip for granny smith apple slices. Pps...in the ingredients you don't mention baking powder but in the directions you do. I used 1/2tsp...turned out fine. Try putting a slice in the microwave for a minute - yum yum Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was _ok_ nothing more. It makes a VERY heavy cake with a batter the texture just slightly more fluid than taffy. Baking took about 35 minutes in the suggested 8-inch round pans which I layered. Followed recipe exactly with 1/2 tsp baking powder since its measurement is left out and chopping the apples since it never tells you to do that. I find it too heavy and rich but if that's what you want give it a go! Read More
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46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 34
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Jessica...I just wanted to thank you for sharing this AMAZING recipe!! I used a 13x9 inch pan instead and it turned out absolutely delicious! My whole family loved it and I will definitely share this recipe with everyone! Ps...the caramel frosting was to die for! I think I will use it as a dip for granny smith apple slices. Pps...in the ingredients you don't mention baking powder but in the directions you do. I used 1/2tsp...turned out fine. Try putting a slice in the microwave for a minute - yum yum Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Jessica...I just wanted to thank you for sharing this AMAZING recipe!! I used a 13x9 inch pan instead and it turned out absolutely delicious! My whole family loved it and I will definitely share this recipe with everyone! Ps...the caramel frosting was to die for! I think I will use it as a dip for granny smith apple slices. Pps...in the ingredients you don't mention baking powder but in the directions you do. I used 1/2tsp...turned out fine. Try putting a slice in the microwave for a minute - yum yum Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2004
WHAT A JEWEL OF A CAKE. THIS IS A WONDERFUL MOIST CAKE. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO THE T AND YOU WILL NOT FAIL. ONLY THING IS. IF I WERE YOU I WOULD DOUBLE THE CARAMEL ICING RECIPE BECAUSE YOU WILL EAT 1/3 OF IT BEFORE YOU GET IT ON THE CAKE. I USED REAL BUTTER IN THE ICING INSTEAD OF THE FAKE STUFF. BELIEVE ME IT MAKES A DIFFERENT IN TASTE. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2003
Very good! Everyone who has tried this has enjoyed it. I did add 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the cake for additional flavor. Also baked it in a 9 x13 pan for approximately 55 - 60 minutes. If you want to tone down the sweetness top with whip cream or ice cream instead of the frosting. Delicious either way. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This is a wonderful rich moist cake. I brought it to a ladies' tea and I had people begging me for the recipe! I made it in a bundt cake form (which took twice as long to cook) and then drizzled the icing over the top and poured the rest down the middle. Yummm!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
This was such a great dessert! My family loved it! I made it for thanksgiving. Howvever I did sub. 1 cup of apple sauce for the oil and used only 1/4 cup of oil instead. I also had to cook it for about 5-10 mins longer. Other than that it was so good every family will love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2008
OMG!!! This recipe is awesome! I made it and shared some with my neighbors because they gave me all these apples and they had to have the recipe. The only thing is I added 1 teaspoon cinnamon and since I had no walnuts I left them out. I've made this cake twice this week. This is a definite keeper I hope Jessica sees this thanks Jessica. Thanks for sharing. Signed The Grinch Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2008
Made in long 9x13 pan. Final taste very good however don't attempt to make this in layers. Very heavy cake and batter is like cookie dough. Carmel topping is very tasty but not "frosting" at all. This makes a great single layer coffee cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2006
absolutely incredible! I used 6 Macintosh apples and 2 cups of chopped walnuts - it took about 45 minutes to cook. Otherwise the recipe was perfect and the cake was a huge hit. It's been requested by many that I make it again next week for another party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2005
I made this last night for Rosh Hashonah dinner and it was a major hit. Not at all like the apple cakes I had grown up with. I followed the suggestions of others and added cinnamon to the recipe and a little more apples than suggested. WOW! Moist delicious and the caramel icing just took it up a notch (to quote someone else). This one is a keeper and will be used year round. Thanks Jessica Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was _ok_ nothing more. It makes a VERY heavy cake with a batter the texture just slightly more fluid than taffy. Baking took about 35 minutes in the suggested 8-inch round pans which I layered. Followed recipe exactly with 1/2 tsp baking powder since its measurement is left out and chopping the apples since it never tells you to do that. I find it too heavy and rich but if that's what you want give it a go! Read More
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