Caramel Apple Brandy Cake

Caramel Apple Brandy Cake

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Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 C Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • ¾ C butter, softened
  • 3 LG eggs
  • 1 tsp apple brandy
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ C buttermilk


  • 2-3 lbs. Michigan Macintosh apples (about 7 large)
  • ¾ C Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 ½ tsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 T butter
  • 1 jar hot caramel ice cream topping
  • ¼ C apple brandy
  • pecan halves for garnish

Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour a 9 x 2-inch deep round cake pan; set aside.
  2. Beat Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar and butter together on medium speed with electric stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until blended; stir in apple brandy.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda in mixing bowl. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk. Beat just until blended after each addition. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Cover with foil during last 15 minutes of baking to prevent over browning. Remove and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before placing on serving plate.

Topping Directions:

  1. Core the Michigan apples but do-not-peel. Cut into ½-inch thick wedges.
  2. Toss together Michigan apples, Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple mixture and sauté 5-6 minutes or until crisp tender and golden. Cool completely.
  4. Combine caramel topping with apple brandy; microwave until warm. Arrange sautéed apples over cooled cake. Drizzle with desired amount of sauce. Garnish with pecan halves if desired.
Caramel Apple Brandy Cake
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