Caramel Apple Cake

Apple Cake from All Things Farmer

Caramel Sauce from Simply Recipes

3 eggs

2 cups sugar

1 ½ cups canola oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons cinnamon

3 cups chopped apples (about 3 medium apples)

1 cup toasted chopped pecans

1 cup caramel (homemade or store-bought)

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream (optional)

Preheat the oven to 335 degrees.

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla extract. Add the soda, salt, flour and cinnamon and stir until just combined. Mix in the apples and pecans.

Pour the batter into a buttered and floured bundt pan. Bake for 1 ½ hours, testing with a toothpick after about 1 ¼ hours. When the cake is done, cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto the rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the homemade caramel and cool until slightly warm and thick, or warm the store-bought caramel until stirrable, but still thick. Stir in the kosher salt to caramel. Drizzle about ½ cup of warm caramel over the cooled cake. Slice and serve with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream and drizzle with more caramel sauce.

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