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Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:

1 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Directions

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until thickened to desired consistency.

Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce

Apple Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Sauce

Granny smith apples, cinnamon and caramel = Perfection. This is such a moist flavorful cake. Top it with homemade caramel sauce, jar sauce or sprinkle with confectioners sugar. So yummy!

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
3 to 4 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (3 cups)

1 cup chopped assorted nuts, such as pecans and walnuts (optional)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12-cup Bundt pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Working over a large sheet of parchment paper, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; gather sifted ingredients into center of sheet; set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine vegetable oil, sugar, and eggs; mix on high speed until lemon yellow.

Fold reserved parchment in half lengthwise; with mixer on medium speed, gradually shake in dry ingredients until just incorporated.

Add apples and, if desired, nuts, to batter; mix to combine. Add vanilla, mixing until incorporated.

Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, approximately 1 hour. Remove from oven, and cool slightly on a wire rack.

Drizzle with caramel sauce:

1 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until thickened to desired consistency.

Egg Nog Bundt Cake

Egg Nog Bundt Cake

I was looking for a new bundt cake recipe and I came across this one from http://www.foodlibrarian.blogspot.com  She did a great series of recipes for “I like big bundts.”

I love this recipe as the main ingredient is Egg Nog! Yummy! Such a perfect recipe for this time of year, as we always have egg nog in the house. It came out very moist with just a hint of egg nog. The family really enjoyed this one. :)

Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup store-bought refrigerated (rather than canned) eggnog
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray 12-cup Bundt pan with Pam or butter and flour generously.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in a large bowl.

Using a stand mixer with paddle attachment, cream the butter with sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl. Slowly stream in the eggs, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time. Scrape sides of bowl.

On low speed, alternately add dry ingredients in three additions and eggnog in two additions. Don’t over mix. Add the vanilla beat until just blended together.

Spoon into bundt pan and smooth the top with a spoon or spatula.

Place pan in the oven. Bake until a skewer inserted comes out clean or with just a few crumbs, about 55-65 minutes.

Place bundt on a wire rack and let cool for 10 minutes.