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Print This Delicious and Healthy Candy Apple Cake Recipe

Candy Apple Cake Recipe

This tastes just like the red candy apples that we are all so familiar with. The apples are cooked in a mixture that includes red hot cinnamon candies, then placed in the bottom of a baking pan and topped with yellow sour cream cake batter. Candy Apple Cake is inverted over a serving platter when done and the red apple topping makes for a great presentation. Delicious!

1 cup Red hot cinnamon candies
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup Apple juice, divided
1/2 tsp Red food color
4 Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
1 package (18 ounces) Yellow cake mix
1 package (4 serving size) Instant vanilla pudding
2 fresh eggs
1 cup Sour cream

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 30 to
Pan Type ~ 9 by 13-inch pan
Preheat oven, coat a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large saucepan, combine the cinnamon candies, sugar, 1/2 cup apple juice and food color. Heat over high heat, stirring until candies dissolve. Add apples and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes, or until the candy apples are tender, spoon into baking dish.

In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream and the remaining 1/2 cup apple juice. Mix well and spoon over the candy apple mixture, spreading to completely cover. Bake until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly, then invert over a serving platter. Allow Candy Apple Cake to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 193 g
Calories 438
Calories from Fat 89
Total Fat 9.9g 15%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 777mg 32%
Total Carbohydrates 85.2g 28%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 67.2g
Protein 3.4g
Vitamin A 4% • Vitamin C 19% • Calcium 9% • Iron 5%

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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!