I want to thank Grace over at A Southern Grace for this awesome recipe. As I looked at her photos and read the description I thought GENIUS! it's like a caramel apple! but in the much preferred cake form! I had some apples laying around and no intention to actually eat them in their natural good for you state, so I got busy with the apple dapple recipe.
It is a really easy, quick to put together recipe.
The results are Phe-NOMenal! I added some sea salt to the tops to get that salty/sweet thang I've been wanting to try and man oh man is this one sassy cupcake!
Here is the Recipe (thanks again Grace!)
Apple Dapple Cake
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup vegetable oil (Try walnut oil if you have it ;) )
1 cup applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups finely chopped apples
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine eggs, oil, applesauce, and vanilla. Add the wet mixture to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Stir in apples.
Spread the batter in a greased and floured 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes.
For the glaze, combine the brown sugar, butter, and milk in a small saucepan. Cook and stir until bubbly and all of the sugar is dissolved. Cool slightly. Drizzle warm over cake when it has cooled for 5 minutes, so it can seep into the cake and keep it moist and completely irresistible.
I made cupcakes and mini bundt cakes so they took about 15 to 20 minutes.