|This cake was as good as gone.|
It was completed with just minutes to spare, and it was AMAZING.
Simply put, you make an apple cake with sugar, eggs, oil and flour (no baking soda/powder) and as soon as it comes out of the oven, you smother it in a hot caramel sauce that seeps into the cake, and also creates a layer of carameley (new word) gooey-ness on top. It's consistency is like bread-pudding. But REALLY good.
If served warm with a scoop of ice-cream, you're looking at a cake that will have EVERYONE making "Nom-Nom" sounds at the dinner table.
Follow the jump for the recipe and details:
2.5 cups sugar
1.5 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
2.5 cups diced apples (I used fresh granny smith)
Caramel Topping: (please note, I'm listing 2/3 of original topping recipe. It's more than enough)
2 sticks butter
2.33 cups brown sugar
4 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop about 2-3 granny smith apples. Cream together sugar, eggs and oil. Add flour and mix together until thoroughly blended. Add vanilla, nuts, and diced apples. Spread into a lightly greased and floured 11 x 9 inch dish. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Once removed from oven, punch holes with knife and pour hot topping over cake. Wait a few minutes and serve with ice cream.
Heat all ingredients together over medium heat. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes and stir constantly. Pour over warm cake.
Eat. Then cut another slice, add another scoop of ice cream and eat that serving, too!