Toffee Apple Cake
This is a simple apple cake with warm fall flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar and chunks of tender apple, served with a warm toffee sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups apples cut into small chunks
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8 inch round cake or springform pan. If using a cake pan, line the bottom with parchment paper before flouring the pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract until well combined. Don’t worry if it looks curdled at this point.
Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined.
Add the apples and mix on low speed, or stir with a spoon, until evenly distributed.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 20 minutes. If using a cake pan, run a knife between the pan sides and cake, turn out onto a wire rack and remove the parchment paper. If using a springform pan remove the sides.
While the cake is cooling, combine the butter, brown sugar, cream, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until the sauce starts to thicken, about 10 minutes.
Cool slightly and spoon over cake servings.
The toffee sauce will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, or a couple of weeks at least in the refrigerator. Reheat briefly in the microwave or stovetop to serve with cake.
The cake will also keep for 2-3 days at room temperature in an airtight container, or in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 824IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg