December 18, 2014

Dutch Apple Cake with Carmel Glaze

Jun18

I’ve never really felt the need to get bossy in the kitchen before, but I am about to stand up on a soap box and preach.

I don’t care if it’s 100 degrees outside, you will want to run to that oven and make this most unbelievable, melt in your mouth, moist Dutch Apple Cake. There’s I’ve said it, ordered it really. (Well, unless you are on my 17 day diet, then my deepest apologies and don’t allow me to tempt you because this will be a downfall. Just wait one more month and use it as one of your splurge days.)

This is by far the moistest cake I have ever inhaled eaten and it’s nearly impossible to stop at one piece. This is typically one of those recipes I can pass on by. It doesn’t necessarily “look” like it would be a recipe I’d get bossy over, but then I tried it, again and again.

Do you see those layers of apples? Seven, seven full apples!

With seven apples, I like to tell myself it’s nearly just straight fruit. :)

I love cooking with apples and using them in recipes. From my favorite Apple Almond Salad, Baked Apple Oatmeal or Easy Oatmeal with Diced Apples to my Melt in your mouth Apple Coffee Cake , which uses a short cut that you do NOT want to miss, you can see I love my apple recipes, but this one tops it (and trust me, I’ve tried hundreds.)

I wish I could take full credit for this one, but it comes forwarded from a friend to a friend to me, and I am forever grateful.

Once you try it, you will look past all my bossiness and realize no apology was needed. :)

 

What’s your favorite way to use apples (besides just yummy and raw, of course) ?

This Apple Cake is unbelievable without the glaze, but the addition of the caramel glaze takes it over the top.

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Comments

  1. oh, my that does sound really good!

    I’m not sure why but my Creamy Mexican Chicken linked up twice. Can you remove one of them? Thanks for hosting. I can’t wait to come back tonight to see what everyone has linked up.

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    Jen Reply:

    No problem. I deleted the second one for you. :)

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  2. Saving this one for fall when apples are in season here in Upstate NY! But my favorite way to use apples is fried apple fritters sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar. Heaven!

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  3. I shared a delicious and easy recipe for Glazed Lemon Muffins, they are grain-free, refined sugar-free and have a dairy free option!

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    Jen Reply:

    sounds delicious – how wonderful for all those trying to avoid the refined things. :)

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  4. Jen, you are going to get so many folks in trouble by sharing that recipe. I think that I will voluntarily be one of them :)

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    Jen Reply:

    I know. It doesn’t look like it would be amazing, but it is by far one of the best cake recipes I’ve had. :)

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  5. Wow!! That cake sounds and looks a.maz.ing. – I will definitely be trying it! Thanks for hosting Jen! :)

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  6. This cake sounds fabulous, but that glaze just puts it over the top!!

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  7. Ha! I like it when you get bossy! I will totally make this. :)

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  8. Oh yum! My mom made something called Fresh Apple Cake that was almost identical to this recipe. It is SOO good! Only thing is, all that sugar keeps me from making it except on the rare occasion. Definitely perfect for a special treat!

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    Jen Reply:

    I am going to experiment with this and cut the sugar and mix half oil, half applesauce. I’lll let you know :)

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  9. Your Dutch Apple Cake sounds fabulous! =)

    Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Shannon W. says:

    I made this last night to have for lunch today with your recipe for your lasagna, They both turned out beautifully and tasted amazing. I invited my grandparents and a good time was had by all with the good food before us. Thank you for posting both recipes. I look forward to browsing your blog in search of more things I must try.

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    Jen Reply:

    So thrilled to hear this, especially when you were surrounded by such wonderful company. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Was it Better Homes & Garden? : http://www.bhg.com/recipe/layer-cakes/scotts-fresh-dutch-apple-cake-with-caramel-glaze/

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    Jen Reply:

    Thank you, thank you. I felt so bad not knowing. :)

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  12. Hi! I’m Dutch – live in Holland – so this recipe caught my eye.
    It sounds lovely, and I’ll be sure to pin it and try it, once I can afford the carbs… :S
    In Holland we use mainly one kind of apple for cooking (apple pies, cakes, sauce etc), which is called “GOUDRENET”. In English it’s called “GOLDEN RENNET”, it’s sort of a brown apple with only a little bit of red in it and the skin is rough. I can taste imediately if something is made with Goudrenets or another apple, so I guess there’s a reason we use them!
    Just thought I’d share that…
    Guinan

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  13. Wow, all of the very best ingredients!! Looks heavenly~

    Visiting from Thistlewood Farm!
    Happy Holidays,
    Jemma

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  14. Looks really moist and delicious ~ I have a suggestion, though. Since it is an apple cake, I would substitute at least half of the oil with unsweetened applesauce. This would make the recipe much healthier and I bet it would taste just as good!

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    Jen Reply:

    you are right. I do this with lots of recipes and it’s a great substitute.

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  15. I received , with my subscription to BHG, a recipe magazine with 2013 favorites. Of which this is one of the recipes (Dutch Apple Cake wth Caramel Glaze). Can anyone help me out with the 7 apples–small, medium or even about how many cups? It just seems like a lot of apples?

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    Jen Reply:

    It is a lot of apples, but the amount is what makes it so delicious. It’s one of those recipes where you could use small or medium apples.

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  16. My Mom asked me to make this when I visited because she thought it sounded like one she used to make. Well it was fantastic! We had a piece warm out if the oven without glaze and it was heavenly. As we were visiting family the next day we said we would bring dessert! I froze it that night because Mom likes to say ‘if the cake freezes well its a keeper’. Happy to say it was successful and we served it that night warmed up with the glaze and it was a huge hit! We used Granny Smith apples and the tartness of these apples really balances out the sugar content of the cake. Delicious!

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    Jen Reply:

    I am SO glad you mentioned that it freezes well.I thought it would be since it’s so moist, but we always eat too much of it at one sitting to get that far. I am going to add that into post. :)

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  17. I made this wonderful cake last night to take to a family dinner. Not a crumb was left! It really was amazing! Very moist and full of spicy flavor! I made this recipe just as written, but I will definitely try subbing some apple sauce for some of the oil (1 1/2 cups of oil…YIKES!) Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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    Jen Reply:

    I know. It’s so good but the oil is a LOT!! I know apple sauce would be a great option, but the original is just too good. So for company, oil, maybe for family, apple sauce. ;)

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