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Toffee Apple Cider Cake

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  • Yield: 1 (9-inch) round cake
  • Prep Time:  30 minutes
  • Bake Time: 40 to 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Karo® Dark OR Light Corn Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter OR margarine
  • 2 large OR medium baking apples cored
  • 1/2 cup toffee baking bits (not chocolate coated)*
  • CAKE;
  • 1-1/3 cups apple cider OR 2/3 cup frozen apple juice concentrate thawed
  • 1/4 cup butter OR margarine softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 2-inch round cake pan. (Do not use a pan with less than 2-inch sides.)
  • Stir brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until melted and sugar begins to dissolve. Pour into prepared pan. Arrange sliced apples on top of syrup mixture. Sprinkle with toffee bits.
  • If using cider, heat to boiling in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. (If using apple juice concentrate, do not boil. Omit this step.) Reduce heat and simmer until cider is reduced by half (to 2/3 cup), about 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. Tip
  • Mix butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. Add to butter mixture in several additions, alternating with cooled cider. Carefully spoon batter over apples.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes, until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. Serve warm.
  • *You may substitute 1/2 cup crushed hard toffee candies (such as Werther’s® Original®) for the toffee baking bits. To crush, place unwrapped candies in a heavy duty resealable bag and pound with a hammer or mallet until no large pieces remain.

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