Tuesday Treats: Caramel Apple Cake

Fall is in the air and it’s time for state and county fairs. As a kid, caramel apples were a favorite treat. Now I can get the best of all worlds with this tasty recipe.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 2 hr. 15 min.
Servings: 16 servings

Bake this Moist Caramel Apple Cake for your family and friends. Freshly chopped apples meet caramel scrumptiousness in this delicious recipe.

What You Need
1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup water
4 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
3 Granny Smith apples (1 lb.), peeled, coarsely chopped
20 KRAFT Caramels
3 Tbsp. milk

Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.

Beat first 6 ingredients in large bowl with mixer until blended. Stir in apples. Pour into greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan.

Bake 50 min. to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Loosen cake from sides of pan; invert onto wire rack. Gently remove pan. Cool cake completely. Transfer to plate.

Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and sauce is smooth, stirring every 30 sec. Cool 10 min. or until slightly thickened. Drizzle over cake just before serving.

You know the drill. 😉 CLICK HERE to get all the details on this recipe from Kraft. This dessert reminds Amy Rouse Harjo, who first appeared in Hunter’s Moon and then got her own story and HEA with Colonel Joshua Harjo, of eating at her grandmother’s house. Granny was a firm believer in making it easy. “‘Sides, li’l girl, nuthin’s better than homemade.” Amy noted the cake mix which got a laugh. “It’s still made from scratch when you mix it all together and stick it in the oven t’bake. Are we in my kitchen? Is this my house? That makes it homemade from scratch.” True story. Harjo and the guys certainly enjoy Amy’s culinary skills, no matter how or where she makes this cake. Just click on the cover to grab a read (free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription) if you haven’t read it. If you have, maybe it’s time for a reread? What food reminds you of Fall?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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