The first is a caramel apple cake from Paula Deen. I received many compliments from my family. It is a very rich cake and defiantly a guilty pleasure. I came across this recipe on Pintrest from a wonderful blog called The Charm of Home.
Carmel Apple Cake
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 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.
(I cut all of this recipe in half as the recipe appears on The Charm of Home, it was just way too much butter and sugar.) This is the cut in half version.
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.