When I think of caramel apples I think of Halloween. My dad, Rick, has me make them for him every year at about this time. I made these cakes for him. He gets them in cake form for now and on Halloween he'll get the real deal.
This is a vanilla cake with Ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and thick cut green apple all mixed in. The topping is simply cut up fresh green apples and caramel with a lovely stick added for the caramel apple effect.
As I was mixing in the ginger I asked myself if this was a good idea. When I tasted this cake I realized it was. When you bite into it you get the all of the yummy flavours of the spices, just enough ginger to make it almost taste like a spice cake, and a mouth full of slightly baked apple. With that bite you get the tartness of the fresh green apple with the sweet chewy of the caramel. I liked it. I would definitely make these again.I like that it contains no frosting. If the caramel is a bit sweet for some a little could be baked inside and a sprinkle of cinnamon thrown on top.
Baby Cake Testers Say: These were a hit. Everyone loved them and would like me to make more.