Monday, 16 September 2013

Browned Butter Caramel Apple Cake

Where did summer go? I feel like it disappeared really quickly. One minute I was eating strawberries and peaches and desperately trying to tan, the next minute we’re halfway through September, closer to October than August and it’s raining. I’m struggling to adjust to wearing jeans and coats again. So I have dived straight back into Autumn baking in a pretty major way with this cake that pretty much sums up all the best things about baking this time of year. DSC_0106This cake certainly lived up to the expectations created by its fabulous name. I knew from the raw mixture it was going to be good and while it is baking it makes the house smell incredible. The browned butter in the sponge makes all the difference, especially combined with the cinnamon. The generous amount of caramel makes it deliciously decadent – particularly if you add a drizzle of cream to your slice. This acted as the ultimate comfort food to rid me of end of summer or post holiday blues! You can find the recipe here – my only change was to use extra flour to replace some of the ground almonds, simply because I didn’t have enough and the rain was a tad too ferocious to persuade me to go out and buy more! Eating this cake, listening to the rain, watching it get dark at 5pm – autumn is definitely here. DSC_0117

9 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

Forget about tanning..:) Save your lovely youthful skin!
Cake looks great Lucy..I agree ..where oh where di summer go..?
It flew by.

Lickedspoon said...

Hi Lucy, Your cake looks fantastic. So pleased you gave it a try. DX

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Terrific! I'm drooling now.

Cheers,

Rosa

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

Autumn does seem to come around all of a sudden this year. I think with Spring coming so late we all maybe feel a bit cheated!

This cake looks absolutely dreamy!

Kezia said...

I don't think the title of this post could get any better! Look absolutely delicious:)

Mary Callan said...

Your cake looks amazing! such wonderful flavors!
Mary x

The Caked Crusader said...

If autumn means cakes like this then bring it on, I say!

Maggie said...

Autumn came and went, it's summer again now!
Beautiful cake.

Jo said...

browned butter caramel apple cake... well that's a glorious combination of words! It looks and sounds so good. Definitely bookmarking this one.