Sunday, 28 July 2013


Good Morning to you,

I was chatting with my friend April the other day, and we were talking about baking and the  various types of cakes which we each enjoyed making. She mentioned a cake, which I had never baked before, and she said it was an absolutely gorgeous cake and so easy to make, so of course I was eager to try it and to share it with you. So today, on April's recommendation,  we will be baking,

a Caramel Apple Cake..... and believe me, you will not be disappointed.  

The recipe for this Caramel Apple Cake is from the Waitrose website.  Waitrose is a popular supermarket here in England. When you shop in Waitrose, you know you are going to buy good quality food, so I was not surprised by how lovely this cake was and I am sure you will feel the same.

So it is on with the apron and the music I have chosen to listen to today, is,

Eva Cassidy.... sadly Eva is not with us anymore, but her memory continues through her beautiful music.


125g unsalted butter,
extra for buttering the cake tin
2 medium sized eggs
225g self-raising flour, sifted
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
300 g Bramley apples,
peeled, cored and diced
2 tablespoons of semi-skimmed milk
1 tablespoon of demerara sugar

397g can of Carnation Caramel

Do you know, I did a silly thing, I opened the caramel tin and spooned the caramel into a dish. I then washed out the tin, to put it into the recycling and forgot to take a photograph of the caramel tin. Meanwhile George had put the tins into the recycling bin outside, so once I had realised my mistake, it was too late to take a photograph. Instead  I have "doctored" a Carnation Milk tin, I do hope I have not confused you.


Pre-heat the oven to 150 C/ Gas Mark 3
20cm spring-form cake tin buttered
and the base lined with parchment paper
1 small sauce pan

Peel, core and chop the apples into pieces
of about half an inch.

Place the diced butter and 
225g of the caramel into a large bowl
and either beat by hand or with an 
electric whisk until thoroughly combined.

Beat the eggs into the mixture
one at a time.

Until thoroughly combined

Sift together

the flour, baking powder and 
and gently fold into the mixture

Gently stir in the apple

and the milk

until thoroughly combined

Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared
cake tin and smooth the top, 
scatter a tablespoonful of
demerara sugar on the top.

Bake for 1 hour, or until risen and slightly
golden on top.
My cake took 1 hour and 10 minutes
to bake, 

Remove the cake from the oven and leave
it to cool for 15 minutes
before placing it on a serving plate

Whilst you are waiting for the cake to cool,

on a low heat, 
warm the rest of the caramel in a
small saucepan 
until you have a pourable consistency

then drizzle the caramel over the top
of the cake.

Cut yourself a slice and enjoy

on it's own or
 with some
whipped cream,
or you might prefer some ice cream.

Are you wondering what the verdict was from my resident taster, George?  Well this is what he said about this Caramel Apple Cake,


yes that's all


well, he did have a smile on his face when he was eating his slice of cake.

Take care and I will see you later in the week.

This week I will be joining my friends,



  1. That sounds delicious. I didnt know you could buy Caramel like that. I shall certainly try the recipe.

  2. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...Que lindo e apetitoso bolo! Adorei! beijos, linda semana,chica

  3. This looks and sounds divine! Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to try this! Yummy!

  4. Caramel,apples,and cake too,what's not to love?! If it stays cool today I will be giving this recipe a whirl. Off to make some caramel,since none of the local grocery stores carry any. Thank youfor sharing Daphne.

  5. Looks yummy, I going to try this one as I'm sure everyone will love it.

  6. Dearest Daphne,
    Lovely recipe as it looks like. Oh, I have sometimes trashed things I later needed to photograph... It happens all the time.
    Love the dialogue with George about the taste of this caramel apple cake!

  7. Será que vou conseguir fazer?? deu-me vontade!
    deve ser uma delícia....

  8. hello , Daphené
    superbe recette , bien tentante , je la mets de côté
    je vais attendre qu'il fasse moins chaud , pour faire de la cuisine
    merci pour le petit mot
    j'apprécie tellement les commentaires ♥♥♥
    edith (iris) France

  9. I love anything made with apples and this looks delicious! I will definitely have to try it this fall when apples are in all their glory here. Thanks for sharing!


  10. Good Evening Daphne,

    It's enough that I have to deal with moving away from the muffins that are constantly around me (because I baked them!;)) Do I need to be further tempted with this gorgeous caramel apple cake, as well?! It looks divine and I wouldn't DARE move away from this delightful treat. But, we don't get Carnation's caramel here. I wonder if that's a sign! Enjoy!



  11. Es una delicia de tarta irresistible con manzanas muy buena,abrazos y saludos.

  12. It sounds very decadent! I have never seen Carnation Caramel here x

  13. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving those sweet comments. Yes 175 quilts and probably more. Lost count. I started 40 years ago. Made them for all the children and grands, made them to sell and to give away to family. I have kept a few. Have 2 more on the go since last fall. Just can't get back into it.

  14. Yum~ With the Apple Season just around the corner here in Northern WI, this is the Perfect Cake:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  15. Daphne,

    Uma receita maravilhosa. As fotos ficaram ótimas, e dá pra entender muito bem a receita.
    Obrigada pelo seu carinho de sempre! Não vou esquecer de você.
    Nos veremos em Setembro.
    Um lindo dia! Beijos

  16. This cake looks AMAZING!!!! Following you back from Shabby Love! :)


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