Fresh Apple Cake made with grated apples and spices, topped with homemade caramel sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This is a treasured family recipe!
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs and mix well.
Stir in the freshly grated apple. It may seems like the grated apple is completely taking over the dish - this is a good thing :).
In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add to the wet ingredients and mix, just until incorporated.
Bake at 350 degrees F in a greased 9×13” pan for 40 min- 50 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. (Depending on how large your apples were, you may need to cook it a little longer than 50 minutes).
Allow the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve warm with caramel sauce and whipped cream or ice cream.
Place all of the caramel sauce ingredients in a large glass bowl and stir to combine.
Fill a saucepan with about 2 inches of water and bring it to a boil. Turn it to a low simmer.
Set the glass bowl over the saucepan (or use a double boiler) and simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
Pour into a jar and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.