Sunday, July 22, 2007

Caramel Apple Spice Cake

Caramel Apples are one of my most, most, most favorite things to eat!! So, when I saw a box of spice cake in the pantry and some left over caramel frosting I had a wickedly brilliant idea. Since I don't like to use oil in my cakes, I always substitute with applesauce...see where I'm going with this!! Ok, so I made up the cake mix, but added a little extra applesauce (my only wish is that i had apples that I could've placed in the bottom of the pan to create a truly caramel apple topping...but it's all wishful thinking). Once the mix was all beat up I poured that baby right into the greased and floured Bundt pan, baked for the appropriate time and wallah!! Ok, now a side note, I got the urge to bake this cake two hours before I had to be at work, so the cake had only rested for about 30 minutes before I drizzled on the melted caramel frosting. Whoa-whoa don't get scared, there's a happy ending to this almost fatal mistake :0) So, with my cake completed, I packaged it up and toted it off to work (schmoozing technique again! which is something everyone should try, because it really works). As soon as I mentioned that I had brought Caramel Apple Spice Cake, I had a line of people following me to the kitchen. This is where my almost fatal mistake turned into EXTRA schmooze points, because as people were cutting into the cake they cake let off a little steam! Everyone jumped for joy because I had brought a "fresh out of the oven, piping hot cake"...see told you it wasn't all bad! The heat from the cake also allowed for the caramel to absorb into the cake a little, which made the cake even more moist than it already was. Even people that ate the cake the next day couldn't stop raving about it! Which is why I love to bake, because baking makes people happy and happy people are always good to be around...especially when it's at work! So next time you're craving a state fair caramel apple, give this cake a's not exactly a "real" caramel apple, but after the first bite, you're not gonna care!!


Cheryl said...

All that drizzled frosting. Oh, man you are making my mouth water.

Tart Reform said...

1st of all, great idea with the caramel apple inspiration for a cake. And I loved that you used packaged mix, but made it your own. 1/2 the work but still delish.

2ndly, I totally agree with the schmooze points and making people at work happy. I am at my desk at work now with a mostly empty tin of strawberry daquiri cookies! It makes everyone so friendly

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

that spice cake is gorgeous. i love the way the icing drips down!