Recipe Finder

The Washington Post

Spiced Apple Pudding Cake With Caramel Sauce

Spiced Apple Pudding Cake With Caramel Sauce 8.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

Sep 14, 2011

The caramel sauce adds a layer of richness and complexity, a counterpoint to the tart, spiced apples in this easy-to-assemble, moist cake.

Make Ahead: The baked pudding cake can be cooled and refrigerated a day in advance; reheat on LOW in a microwave oven until just warmed through. The sauce can be made up to 3 days in advance; reheat in a nonstick saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth.


Servings: 8 - 10
Ingredients
  • For the cake
  • 1 1/4 cups flour, plus 2 tablespoons for the apples
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Large pinch salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) melted unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large tart-firm apples, such as Granny Smith, Jonagold or Cortland, peeled and cut in 1/4-inch wedges (a heaping 3 cups)
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup pecan halves, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • For the sauce
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • Generous pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Use nonstick cooking oil spray to grease a 9-inch pie plate.

Sift the 1 1/4 cups flour and baking powder into a large bowl, then stir in the salt.

Combine the milk, melted butter and vanilla extract in a liquid measuring cup.

While stirring with a wooden spoon, slowly add the milk mixture to the flour to form a thick batter; lumps are okay.

Toss the apple wedges with the brown sugar, cinnamon and the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour in a separate mixing bowl to coat them evenly, then gently fold the apples into the batter. Transfer the batter to the pie plate, using a spatula to spread it in an even layer. Sprinkle evenly with the pecans. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the pudding rises slightly, the top turns a golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the pie plate to a wire cooling rack to cool.

While the pudding cake bakes, make the sauce: Combine the sugar, water, corn syrup and salt in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to medium-high; once the mixture comes to a boil, cook for about 8 minutes, gently swirling the pan a few times but not stirring, until the bubbling mixture takes on a medium-brown color. Remove from the heat.

Carefully whisk in the cream (it will steam up) for about 1 minute and the vanilla extract to form an evenly caramel-colored sauce. The yield is a scant 1 cup.

When ready to serve, cut the apple pudding into wedges. Divide among individual plates, with a generous drizzle of the caramel on or next to each portion.


Add it
Rate it

Recipe Source

From food writer Tony Rosenfeld.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

E-mail questions to the Food Section.

E-mail questions to the Food Section at food@washpost.com.

Avg. Rating (0)

Rate this recipe

Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 10, with sauce): 370


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 18g 28%

Saturated Fat: 8g 40%

Cholesterol: 40mg 13%

Sodium: 170mg 7%

Total Carbohydrates: 50g 17%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 36g

Protein: 3g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

Most Read lifestyle
SECTION: !!!
INITIAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=bg52e9xhqr, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, includesorts=true, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, childrenitemsperpage=3, includeheader=true, includeverifiedcommenters=true, defaulttab=all, includerecommend=true, includereport=true, maxitemstop=2, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=7, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!!

FINAL commentConfig: {includereply=true, canvas_permalink_id=washpost.com/8bvh5zpd9k, allow_comments=true, commentmaxlength=2000, includeshare=true, display_comments=true, canvas_permalink_app_instance=bg52e9xhqr, display_more=true, moderationrequired=false, includefeaturenotification=true, comments_period=14, defaultsort=reverseChronological, canvas_allcomments_id=washpost.com/km4ey0dajm, includevoteofftopic=false, allow_videos=false, includesorts=true, markerdisplay=post_commenter:Post Commenter|staff:Post Writer|top_commenter:Post Forum|top_local:Washingtologist|top_sports:SuperFan|fact_checker:Fact Checker|post_recommended:Post Recommended|world_watcher:World Watcher|cultuer_connoisseur:Culture Connoisseur|weather_watcher:Capital Weather Watcher|post_contributor:Post Contributor, childrenitemsperpage=3, includeheader=true, includeverifiedcommenters=true, defaulttab=all, includerecommend=true, includereport=true, maxitemstop=2, source=washpost.com, allow_photos=false, maxitems=7, display_ugc_photos=false, includepause=true, canvas_allcomments_app_instance=6634zxcgfd, includepermalink=false}!!