This cake started out as an idea. I've been seeing a lot of photos of a dish that's been dubbed "Apple Pie Cake." I believe I saw this beautiful Martha Stewart version that got me thinking beyond the apple spice cake that I make every year. My apple spice cake just might be in my top 3 cake flavors. I love the moistness the apples leave and warm flavors of fall it brings. But for this treat, I wanted to combine my love for apple layer cakes and this new apple pie cake- thing.
While brainstorming, I acutally named this cake before coming up with all the components. Apple Caramel Crunch Cake- now that sounds like something I would want to eat. Of course, apples and caramel go together like milk and cookies. And adding a crunch element just might take it over the top! I re-vamped an apple spice cake to layer the apples on top of the cake base and include an oatmeal crumb on top. The cake was then layered with homemade salted caramel, sliced almonds, and toffee bits. And thus, the Apple Caramel Crunch Cake was born! No additional frosting required.
Okay.... just a touch of confectioner's sugar then ;)
Recipe from Baking a Moment.
Loving these bold daisies as much as I am? Well, they are made from sugar paste! AND you can now find them on my Etsy shop.
Recipe adapted by Ricardo Cuisine.