It was my neighbor’s birthday last week and I wanted to make her a cake. I decided on something seasonal. I used a box mix to start with but shhhhh, just don’t tell anyone. I also made a lonely little cupcake so I could try it before I brought it over to my friends house.
The cake was very easy to make but looked great on a cake plate. I cheated a little by using already made caramel sauce. But you could make your own and you could also change the nuts. I was thinking of caramel covered apples when I came up with the idea. But I think pecans would be good too. If you don’t like the spice, I’m sure vanilla cake mix would work. The nice thing is that there are many things you can do with boxed cake mixes. Enjoy!
Peanut Caramel Spiced Apple Cake
1 box(18 oz) spice cake mix
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup applesauce
1/3 cup canola oil
3 large eggs
1 super large apple, peeled, cored and sliced (or 2 small apples)
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 or 10 inch springform pan. Beat the cake mix, water, applesauce, oil and eggs together in a large bowl. Beat for about 2 minutes while scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into prepared pan. Cover with sliced apples. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool before removing from pan. When cooled, place cake on a plate. Poke some holes in top of cake with toothpick and drizzle caramel sauce over cake. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.