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Fresh Apple Stack Cake with Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Posted: 12:10 PM, Sep 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-17 13:10:01-04

Demetria White made a Fresh Apple Stack Cake with Apple Cider Caramel Sauce.

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APPLE STACK CAKE WITH APPLE CIDER CARAMEL SAUCE

Filling Ingredients:

· 5 pounds tart apples, peeled & cut into 1/2“ wedges

· 1 Cup firmly packed light brown sugar

· ½ lemon, sliced

Cake Ingredients:

· Cooking Spray

· 5 (8-inch) round cake pans

· Parchment Paper

· 1 cup butter, softened

· 2 cups sugar

· 5 large eggs, separated

· 1 ½ teaspoons apple pie spice

· 3 cups all-purpose flour, divided

· 1 cup buttermilk

· 1 teaspoon baking soda

· 1 cup, chopped, toasted pecans

· 1 cup apple butter

· Apple Cider Glaze

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce: (You can make this in Advance)

· 2 cup apple cider

· 1 cup brown sugar

· 6 Tablespoons salted butter, cut into small chunks

· Pinch of salt

· ½ cup heavy cream

· 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup

· ½ teaspoon baking soda

· 1 teaspoon vanilla

1ST - Prepare Sauce: In a large heavy bottomed sauce pan, bring the apple cider to a boil. Continue to boil over medium high heat until reduced to about ½ cup. This will take 10-20 minutes. Stir in sugar, butter, salt, cream, corn syrup & baking soda. Bring back to a boil. Mixture will foam up and remain foamy while it’s boiling. Reduce heat a bit so that the mixture continues to boil but doesn’t boil over. Boil for about 7-9 minutes, stirring every so often, until foam begins to subside and sauce is rich caramel color. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla. Use immediately or allow to cool.

2nd - Prepare Filling: Bring all ingredients to a light boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring often, 25 to 30 minutes or until apples are tender. Discard lemon slices. Cool completely (about 2 hours). Cover and chill until ready to use.

3rd - Prepare Cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease cake pans with cooking spray.

Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks & beat until blended. Add in flour, apple pie spice, baking soda and buttermilk. Beat on low until blended

Fold in pecans & apple butter.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form, then fold this into batter.

Divide cake batter among prepared pans. Bake at 350° until toothpick comes out clean. (12-15 min.)

Remove cake layers from oven, and brush each with 2 to 3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Caramel Sauce. (Reserve remaining glaze.) Cool completely (about 30 minutes).

Assemble Cake