Monday, October 12, 2009

Apple Cake with Toffee Crust

This cake was delicious, time-consuming to make, but delicious! A gooey cake studded with apples and a toffee crust, topped with caramelized apples, butterscotch sauce, and vanilla ice cream. Like I said right before we ate it, "This is the epitome of a fall dessert!"

I must warn you though that I had trouble deciding on a pan since I don't have a springform tube pan. I finally settled on my angel food cake pan with removeable bottom, and it worked out ok. However, this is a heavy cake, so it did break a little bit as I was removing it from the pan so make sure to grease and flour your pan thoroughly. Not a problem though, I just put it back together on the plate!

If you decide to make this, leave yourself a lot of time. There are a lot of components, along with a long cooling time before you can remove the cake from the pan. I made the recipe exactly as directed; but I do suggest halving the butterscotch sauce (it is referred to as both butterscotch and toffee sauce in the same recipe) and doubling the amount of caramelized apples, especially if you are serving this to a crowd and will be eating most of it in one sitting.

After the glaze and cooling but before the sauce and ice cream:


Here's the link from Food & Wine:

12 comments:

BMK said...

This looks so good!

Maria said...

Oh my that looks good. A toffee crust-brilliant!

Katie said...

OMGOSH STARRED, STARRED and STARRED! THis looks sooooooo good. Apple cake is my very fave and this is the best one I've seen! :::drooling:::

eatme_delicious said...

Oh my this looks so decadent and delicious! Love the combination of cake, caramelized apples and toffee mmm. Looks well with the effort!

Elra said...

Gorgeous and delicious, I'd love to make it one day.

Maryanna said...

I'm going to have to make this for my mom. She loves toffee, and I never would have thought to pair the toffee with apples. But it sounds and looks delicious.

Meg said...

Absolutely freakin' delicious. I am not usually a huge fan of apple desserts and this is now on my list of favorite desserts ever! You're the best!

Kristen616 said...

This looks SOOOO amazing. I totally have to make this.

Julie said...

That cake sounds so wonderful! I'll bet that crust is amazing.

gaga said...

Ooh, that toffee crust looks perfect. Yummy!

elly said...

Oh YUM, this sounds like my absolutely PERFECT dessert. Definitely bookmarking it!

Emily said...

This looks awesome, and I am now hungry! lol I'm a fan of cake, especially those with apple...yum. This picture makes me feel cozy for the holidays too :). I actually work with Del Monte, and if you're looking for more dessert ideas that can be really healthy, look out for Fruit Chillers. The frozen desserts are made with real fruit, and if you want you can look at our website and grab some really great recipes that use the chillers. I wanted to share since you shared something so awesome with us! Thanks!
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