Seriously, I’m in love with this cake.
I’m in love with most cakes, but caramel apple cake… it is seriously in my all-time top 5.
It is stuffed full of apples, both on top and all in the middle, covered in homemade caramel sauce (yes!) and super-duper moist! Like almost disappears when you cut it with your fork, moist!
It’s perfect for this time of year, when it starts to get a little colder and there is an abundance of apples. I went with three granny smith apples. Two in the batter, because we want chunks of apple in every bite, plus beautiful apple slices to adorn the top. The granny smith apples were perfect because they added a nice tart flavor, which is the perfect compliment to the sweetness of the cake.
I also added a half of a cup of sour cream, which gives the cake a moist texture but also adds a tangy balance. Sour cream in cake batter is always a good idea if you ask me.
I made this in a springform pan because who doesn’t want an extra deep dish apple cake to put caramel sauce on top of! It cooked nice and high and had the most delicious aroma – apples, cinnamon, nutmeg – to die for!
I pulled it out of the oven and let it cool completely. Simply remove from the springform pan and drizzle tons of homemade caramel sauce all over – and I mean ALL over!
This caramel apple cake is everything you love about fall in the form of a cake!