Saturday, October 27, 2012

Week 42: Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Oh readers! I am a week behind in posting this cake!  I made it last week-end for our fall festival and everyone enjoyed it!  Not only did it look delicious but it was an easy cake to make and I needed easy due to a very busy week-end and being fatigued. I am so enjoying my new role as a substitute teacher but my body is still getting used to a new routine.  I am thankful that this week-end allowed more rest.
I'll post week 43's cake tomorrow; but for now here is week 42's Caramel Apple Poke Cake!!!

Caramel Apple Poke Cake
(Source: Lady and Sons Cookbook - Paula Deen)

2 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts 
1/2 cups diced apples, canned or fresh

Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Cream together sugar, eggs, and oil.  Add flour; mix together until well blended.  Add vanilla, nuts, and diced apples.  Spread into a lightly greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking dish; bake for 45 to 60 minutes.  Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  When cake is done, punch holes in it with a knife and pour topping over.

Caramel Topping:

1 1/2 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
1/8 cup of milk
Heat all ingredients together over medium heat.  Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.  Let boil for about 2 minutes.  Pour over warm cake.

Happy Baking!


  1. Is the amount of apples correct in this cake? Thanks.

    1. I updated the recipe. It should read 2 and 1/2 cups of chopped apples. Thank you! Julie