Spicy cake filled with fragrant apples and gooey caramel.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
1 -10 inch bundt or tube pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 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 one 10 inch tube or bundt pan.

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  • Unwrap and cut each caramel into 8 pieces.

  • In a large mixer bowl cream the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one.

  • Gradually add the flour, ground cinnamon and ground allspice to the egg mixture. Blend at low speed until thoroughly combined. By hand stir in the caramel pieces and the chopped apples. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 85 to 90 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool upright in pan for 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving platter. Serve cake warm or cool. If desired top slices with ice cream and caramel sauce. Alternately bake in a 9x13 inch cake pan for 75 to 80 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

609 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 86g; fat 27g; cholesterol 154.9mg; sodium 233mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2008
Served it the first time to company...they loved it! I added about 1/2 cup more of chopped apples...I like the moisture it added and I also used 1/2 bag of caramel bits that you can buy instead of cutting caramels. For a glaze I made a powdered sugar glaze and then added the same amount of caramel syrup (for ice cream) and drizzeled it over top. Fabulous! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2003
I found this cake to be very sweet and the caramels didn't melt well. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
09/25/2003
I found this cake to be very sweet and the caramels didn't melt well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
i completely agree with adding more caramel candies... this was really good - i did not try it with a topping and i think it could use one - it was wonderful when put in the toaster over for a few seconds... it takes a long time & the cake is very heavy but if you have nothing to do on a stormy weekend day - then this is the project for you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
Served it the first time to company...they loved it! I added about 1/2 cup more of chopped apples...I like the moisture it added and I also used 1/2 bag of caramel bits that you can buy instead of cutting caramels. For a glaze I made a powdered sugar glaze and then added the same amount of caramel syrup (for ice cream) and drizzeled it over top. Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2005
It is a sweet and spicy cake. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I made this cake for my family but my kids did not take to it too well. The cake is heavy; like a pound cake. My husband and I enjoyed it however and I took what we didn't eat to the teacher's lounge at the school where I teach where it received rave reviews and several requests for copies of the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I made this and everyone love it I add more of the candy and put whip topping on it with some carmel sauce it was a winner. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/26/2009
This seems to be a love it or hate it recipe! it seems OK I guess but I've had better. I cut the sugar back by 1/3 cup (I also used granulated instead of icing sugar - 2C). I increased the apples to 3 medium granny smiths - but didn't chop them fine enough. I should have added the whole bag of caramels too. I note that there is no leavening agent in the recipe which is why most are saying that it is heavy. 2 tsp of baking soda fixed that - the cake is not heavy. I also added 1/2 tsp of salt for flavoring. The cake is not too sweet now so I am adding a caramel frosting to improve the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
This is a very good cake..nice flavor..if you really like caramel..add more of the candies. I topped it with caramel topping and it was delightful. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/24/2004
I HAVE TO AGREE WITH ONE USER THE CAKE IS VERY HEAVY. I REALLY WAS NOT THRILLED WITH IT. FOR ONE THING IT TAKES ABOUT 20 MINUTES CUTTING THE CARAMELS AND YOUR HAND HURTS AFTER. I BROUGHT IT TO A HALL CLEAN-UP DAY AND WAS NOT REALLY A HIT. IT TASTED REALLY BLAND TOO. I THINK THE CARAMELS WOULD TASTE GOOD IN A LIGHTER CAKE. I'M SORRY BUT I WILL NOT USE THIS RECIPE AGAIN Read More
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