Apple-Walnut Cake with Caramel Glaze

Pull this apple-walnut beauty from the oven and inhale its blend of warm spices—cinnamon, ginger, cloves. Drizzled in caramel sauce, it’s the perfect addition to fall meals and holiday afternoons.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

2
cups packed brown sugar
1 1/2
cups vegetable oil
3
eggs
3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground ginger
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup chopped walnuts
2
large apples, peeled, shredded (about 2 cups)

Glaze

2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
3
tablespoons butterscotch-caramel topping
1
tablespoon milk
Additional ground cinnamon, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat brown sugar, oil and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients except walnuts and apples; beat on low speed until smooth. With spoon, gently stir in walnuts and apples. Spoon batter into pan.
  • 3 Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Place heatproof plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat all glaze ingredients except cinnamon until smooth. Pour glaze over top of cake, allowing some to run down side. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Expert Tips

Use any variety or color of apple for this cake.

Pecans make a fine stand-in for the walnuts in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
38g
38%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.