I'm not ashamed to admit that those words actually only left my lips because of Duncan Hines Apple Caramel Decadent Cake Mix, but I'm happy to say that my homemade version was much better than the surprisingly delicious boxed version.
That's right. Today's recipe is homemade version of a Duncan Hines mix. It's full of apples, almost as many as a pie in fact. It's full of dulce de leche, almost too full if that could be possible. And it's a cake that I am proud to serve for breakfast or dessert. Or for a midnight snack. Or lunch. Or pretty much whenever.
Read on for my Dulce de Leche Apple Cake recipe!
Dulce de Leche Apple Cake - serves 9 - 12
4 apples, any kind
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 cup dulce de leche
(I used a chocolate version of dulce de leche for the pictured cake and both versions are amazingly delicious)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. Toss with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
3. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
4. In a medium bowl, cream the sugar and butter and then add the eggs and lemon juice. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Then gently stir in the apples.
5. Empty the batter into a 8 or 9 inch square baking dish and dollop the dulce de leche on top. Then run a butter knife all through the cake batter so the dulce de leche gets evenly dispersed throat the whole cake.
6. Bake cake for 45-60 minutes or until a tooth pick come out of the cake clean.
7. Let cool and then devour.