Caramel Apple Sheet Cake
  • 2½cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups thinly sliced Golden Delicious apples
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Lightly grease a 13-by-9-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine 2 cups of the granulated sugar, eggs and oil. Beat until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to the egg mixture with the mixer speed reduced to low. Gently stir in the apples and pecans.
  4. Spread into the prepared pan. Place in a cold oven and set the oven temperature to 325 degrees. Bake 55 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
  5. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the remaining granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in the extract. Cool about 10 minutes and pour over the cooled cake. Let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe by The Tennessee Magazine at