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Caramel Apple Cake

Just for the record, caramel, apples, and I don’t get along very well. Caramel and anything else, no bigs. Caramel and apples and something just goes all sorts of wrong in my kitchen. Caramel ends up everywhere besides where it is supposed to be and usually ends up with me doing a lot of extra cleaning. See hot mess here. Which pretty much sums up how I feel today. Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the lifestyle but something in me is going a little nuts today. I am all sorts of down on myself, down on Pass the Sushi and wondering where it all got off track.

I abhor blog posts that are self loathing and pithy attempts to get some pats on the back and try to keep pretty much everything I post on here neutral. Vanilla. Boring? Maybe that’s the problem. Maybe I should write about the craziness that comes out of my mouth, but my vulgar language and wicked sense of humor would scare 99% of you off and the remaining 1% probably wouldn’t read the posts any way. Wah wah wah. See whiny posts are annoying aren’t they? I’m annoyed just writing it. On to cake.

This cake took two tries. The first time it was a disaster. Due to the weight and moisture of the cake the middle layer collapsed in my fridge and spilled icing everywhere. So I took a spoon and ‘cleaned up’ the mess. It broke my heart to throw the three layers away, because flavor wise, they were right on.

The second time, I made sure to cook my cake an extra 5 minutes just to make sure it was very firm. No second layer disaster but the icing still wasn’t holing up in the way I wanted it too. Boo Hiss. The cake pretty much ate the icing in the middle layers so you can’t even tell I poured it on in there. If I were to make this cake again, I would bake it in one cake pan, instead of as a triple layer can and just ice the top. No one will complain, the flavor is outstanding.

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Ken Topham

Monday 25th of February 2013

I saved this recipe when I saw it and knew it was one I wanted to do. Today was an employee's birthday so I made it over the weekend. Everyone RAVED about it! The applesauce made the layers so moist and the caramel frosting was amazing! I used the Pioneer Woman's recipe for caramel sauce and this is a total winner! Thanks so much for a great recipe!!! It sliced up beautifully and I felt like a pro!


Monday 25th of February 2013

It's great to hear when someone tries a recipe from my site - and always better when it's a hit! I'm glad you and your employees enjoyed this one. :D

Jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks

Friday 28th of September 2012

This cake looks amazing!

jenny nguyen

Monday 24th of September 2012

I just started getting into baking (so far I;ve made 2 cakes that actually worked out! - i've always been a bit crap at the whole measurements thing!) but I definitely want to try this one :)

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

Monday 24th of September 2012

I'm sorry about the first attempt but the second one looks like absolute perfection! And you know I would've helped "clean up" the cake in your fridge! (Meaning I would've just eaten it off your fridge :)

Kim Bee

Sunday 23rd of September 2012

Dude I say be you all the way. I'd read. Vanilla is boring. And whiny posts are okay once in awhile, it lets us know your human when you mess up the cake and swear like a sailor about it. Keep on keeping on lady, I'll read you no matter what. Chin up and all that jazz. Now send me some freaking cake! I'm a hungry biotch these days.