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Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 

If you’re going to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend or relative’s house, you’ve probably asked how you can help and been told to bring a dessert. Pumpkin pie is already on the menu, so what else can you bring? Try this tempting Harvest Apple Cake – perfect for the holidays with in-season apples and a rich caramel glaze.

Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

It will make an equally delicious breakfast cake to serve the day after Thanksgiving, when out-of-town guests are waking up and the kitchen is still a mess. Just bake the cake in advance and add the glaze before serving. This is a welcome treat for your hostess, since they probably don’t want to make breakfast the morning after a huge feast.

Harvest Apple Cake from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Harvest Apple Cake
SERVES: 18

For the cake
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups finely chopped, peeled apple
1 cup chopped pecans
For the Caramel Glaze
20 square caramel candies
1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
2 Tablespoons apple juice
Instructions
Preheat roaster oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 10 to 12 cup bundt or tube pan; set aside.
In large mixer bowl, beat eggs, oil and vanilla extract.
Add flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until smooth. Batter will be thick.
Stir in pecans and apples. Pour into prepared pan.
Place in roaster oven on insert rack.
Bake 60 - 70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes then invert on rack to cool.
For glaze, microwave caramels and apple juice in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are completely melted, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in confectioners' sugar. Drizzle over cooled cake.
Notes
Once apples are peeled or cut and exposed to air, they begin to brown. Peel and chop the apples just before adding to the batter. Once peeled and cored, a medium apple will yield approximately 1 cup of chopped apple.
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I remember attending the state fair when I was a kid and tugging on my dad’s shirt until he gave in and bought a caramel apple for me. My brother liked candied apples, so he’d get one of those, and then we’d proceed to make a mess of ourselves as we shoved these delicious concoctions-on-a-stick in our tiny faces. Sure, we added some shirts to the laundry pile on those days, but we got lifelong memories and a lot of happiness in return. Now, we can bring the joy of state fairs and yesteryears right into our homes with an easy slow cooker recipe for Caramel-Dipped Apples.

In a small slow cooker, add the caramel ingredients and allow it to warm. (We are using the 3 Quart Slow Cooker we are giving away this week. Enter here!) Dip the apples and work quickly to add toppings to make custom caramel apples for each family member. You can leave your apple plain, or dress it up with fun toppings. Check out our photos for a visual how-to.

 Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Caramel Apples from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

 


Caramel Apples
YIELDS: 8 servings

Ingredients
2 bags (11 oz. each) vanilla flavored caramels, unwrapped
2 Tablespoons water
8 to 10 small apples
8 to 10 wooden sticks or chopsticks
Sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed cookies or pretzels, sea salt
Instructions
Place caramels and water in 3-quart slow cooker crock.
Cover and cook for 40 to 60 minutes on HIGH or 1 to 1 1/2 hours on LOW, stirring every 20 minutes until caramels are completely melted.
Line a large tray with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.
Insert wooden sticks into stem end of apples.
Dip apples in melted caramel until evenly coated. Spoon caramel over apples to coat evenly. Let excess drip back into slow cooker. Scrape excess from bottom of apple.
Immediately decorate with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, crushed cookies or pretzels or sea salt.
Place on prepared parchment paper. Refrigerate at least one hour to set. Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature to soften 15 minutes before serving.
Notes
We recommend using LOW for melting caramels. If you choose to use HIGH, stir frequently to avoid burning. Be sure to wash apples thoroughly to remove any wax. If caramel mixture becomes too thick, stir in additional water. Work quickly to add decorations while caramel is still sticky. Refrigerate immediately to allow caramel to set.
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