A hit for all ages. Delicious in every way.
Caramel Apple Cake
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
- 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 2 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and cut into wedges
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 cup water
1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2 In a 9 inch pan, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Arrange twelve pecan halves, then the apple wedges (as you would for a pineapple upside-down cake. Chop remaining pecans and set aside.
3 In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Set aside.
4 In a large bowl, cream 3/4 cup butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in water. Add flour mixture and combine. Add nuts and combine.
5 Spread batter evenly over apples and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
6 Cool 10 minutes, then invert onto plate.