Caramel Apple Cake

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Caramel Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1⁄2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1⁄2 cups diced peeled apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
CARAMEL ICING:
  • 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1⁄4 cup butter or margarine
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine oil and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine dry ingredients; add to batter and stir well. Fold in apples, walnuts and vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1⁄2 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

  2. In the top of a double boiler over simmering water, heat brown sugar, cream, butter and salt until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.

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