This month the #BundtBakers cake was a lot of fun! How does Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake sound? I know, sounds good, right? The theme this month was Autumn Harvest, so my brain immediately went to apples. But I wanted to add a little decadence to this treat, so I stuffed the cake with chunks of apple, and then I topped it with chocolate fudge sauce, apple pie filling, and caramel sauce. Definitely, decadence elevated!
Chocolate Caramel Apple Bundt Cake
(adapted from How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman)
1/2 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and cut in to tiny pieces
1 stick butter, softened
2 cups Flour
3 ounces unsweetened Chocolate, melted
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs, separated
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/4 cup Milk
4 ounces semisweet Chocolate
4 tablespoons Butter
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Water
1 teaspoon Vanilla
10 individually wrapped Caramels
2-3 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream
3 cups Granny Smith Apples 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 1/4 cup Water
1/3 cups Sugar
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg
(I made this filling here)
Make your pie filling first. I won’t bother you with
the details again. Follow the link.
Cream your butter, and then little by little, add your
sugar until well blended and fluffy, 3-4 minutes.
Add in your egg yolks, one at a time.
Add your vanilla and your melted chocolate.
Mix together your flour, baking soda, and
baking powder in a bowl.
Alternate adding your flour mixture…..
and your milk until the batter is smooth.
In a separate bowl, whip the egg whites until soft peaks appear.
Fold the egg whites in to your cake batter very gently.
Add your chopped apple pieces, about 7-8 per mini bundt.
You can see the little apple pieces sticking through the cake.
Make your chocolate sauce by adding all the ingredients,
except the vanilla, into a pan with the melted chocolate.
Cook on low until everything is combined.
Add the vanilla, mix in and remove from heat.
Melt your caramels over low heat in a double boiler.
Once they are melted add 2-3 tablespoons of warmed up
heavy cream and mix together.
I warm my cream in the microwave for convenience.
Put your cake together by topping the cake first with
chocolate sauce, then apple filling,