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recipe image Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Martina McBride has perfected this mouth-watering dessert by using the creamy and easy-to-fold-in Country Crock®. Don’t forget to top this treat off with a deliciously sweet caramel sauce.

Martina McBride has perfected this mouth-watering dessert by using the creamy and easy-to-fold-in Country Crock®. Don’t forget to top this treat off with a deliciously sweet caramel sauce.

  • Prep time20 min
  • Cooking time35 min
  • PortionsPortions 16

Ingredients

Apple Cake
  • 1/2 cup Country Crock® Spread
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated unpeeled Granny Smith apples (about 2 apples)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)
Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 4 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Instructions

Apple Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the Country Crock Spread with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy: gradually add the sugar, beating well. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add apple, beating just until blended.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves; add to the Country Crock mixture and mix just until blended. Stir in the walnuts if desired.
  4. Pour into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or just until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Server with caramel sauce and if desired, whipped cream or ice cream.
Caramel Sauce
  1. Cook the sugar, half and half, Country Crock Spread and salt in a small saucepan over medium-low for 5 to 7 minutes, whisking slowly until thickened. Remove from the heat and let cool before serving. (Makes 1 cup)