Apple Dapple Cake

    55 minutes

    Four apples go into this amazing cake recipe that is beautiful on its own but when combined with the rich caramel sauce is extraordinary.

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    Serves: 12 

    • Cake
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 cup (155g) packed brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 4 cups diced apples
    • 1 cup (115g) chopped walnuts
    • Topping
    • 1 cup (155g) packed brown sugar
    • 125g butter
    • 1/4 cup thickened cream

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm tin or a 25cm ring tin.
    2. Stir the flour, bicarb soda and salt together and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the oil, eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the chopped apples and nuts.
    3. Pour batter into prepared tin. Bake at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
    4. Topping: In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and cream. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 3 minutes. Cool slightly and pour over warm cake.

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    This is a wonderfully different sort of cake. My great grandma made this when I was a kid, when she lost her mind to alzheimer's disease the recipe went with her. The only thing I can say is that I think there may have been a typo on the baking time. I baked this for an hour instead of thirty minutes and it came out great. Due to the oil content of the cake the toothpick came out clean even though it was not all the way done. Also, I remember when my grandma made this she poked holes in the cake for the topping to seep into the cake which I think makes it all the more better.  -  08 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This cake is delicous, especially for fall. I cut the oil in it! I sub'd 3/4 cup apple sauce and 1/4 cup oil for the 1 1/2 cups oil it asked for. The cake was perfect!!!  -  16 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I haven't made the recipe yet, but a friend did and it was fabulous. Hint: My friend made the cake the night before and it seemed to moist and runny so got up in the morning and cooked it a while longer and it was great.  -  24 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)