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Homemade Apple Cider Cake With Salted Caramel Buttercream Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need in order to make these apple cider cake with salted caramel buttercream frosting:

APPLE CIDER CAKE

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ⅓ cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 ½ cups fresh apple cider

CARAMEL APPLE FILLING

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup Salted Caramel Sauce

SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM

  • 1 ½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • ¾ cup Salted Caramel Sauce
  • 1 cup walnuts, optional

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Here are the directions that you need to follow in order to complete this recipe:

APPLE CIDER CAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease and flour two 8-inch round pans.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove.  Whisk until combined and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar in a mixing bowl on medium speed.  Add eggs and vanilla, mix on medium speed for 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Working in 3 batches alternate adding dry ingredients and apple cider, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix on medium speed until incorporated, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Divide the batter between the two cake pans.  Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out mostly clean. For 9-inch cake pans, bake for slightly less time as the layers will be thinner, about 22 to 25 minutes.

CARAMEL APPLE FILLING

  1. In a sauté pan, heat the butter over medium-high heat.  Add the apple slices and sauté until coated in the butter and slightly soft, about 2 minutes.  Sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples and add the caramel to the pan.  Reduce the heat to low and bring the sauce to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool completely in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes until sauce is thickened.

SALTED CARAMEL BUTTERCREAM

  1. In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream the butter until pale and fluffy on medium-high speed.  Beat in the cream cheese, scraping down the sides of the bowl and beating until combined.
  2. On the lowest speed add in the confectioner’s sugar 1 cup at a time.  Bring speed up to medium-high and beat for 1 full minute.  Add the salted caramel sauce and beat for 2 minutes, stoping halfway to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.

ASSEMBLING THE CAKE

  1. On the first layer of cake, pipe a wall around the outside edge.  About two times around should be high enough to contain the filling.  Fill the inside with the cooled caramel apple filling.  Top with the second layer of cake and press down lightly.
  2. Frost the outside of the cake with the remaining salted caramel frosting.  Top with cinnamon sticks.
  3. Place walnuts in a plastic food bag and crush with a meat mallet or rolling pin.  Lightly stick to the bottom half of the frosted cake.

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