I’m madly in love with this caramel apple cake! Don’t judge. It could be worse.
You don’t stand a chance against its wily charms with fresh apples, caramel sauce baked right into the batter, cinnamon cream cheese frosting and yet more gooey caramel gracing the top.
You may find yourself gazing longingly at it with adoring eyes, lashes fluttering and heart beating faster. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Like a true caramel apple, the cake is moist and sticky sweet on the inside with a subtle apple flavor that is insanely delicious. I’m convinced apples and caramel, so magnificent a pair, were made for each other. The cinnamon-drenched cream cheese frosting cuts right through the cloying sweetness with its tangy flavor giving it the balance it needs.
Warmly spiced and comforting, each and every bite screams out loud of autumn! I’m already dreaming of next year when I can bake it all over again to celebrate apple harvest.
It begs to become a part of my yearly baking tradition. And yours.