How to make it

  • Assembly and Baking
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put the cake mix, butter, water and eggs in your mixer. Blend on slower setting to incorporate all dry ingredients. Use your spatula to wipe down the sides. Now turn the mixer up to medium high and blend a full four minutes. Time it. By blending for 4 minutes you will end up with a whipped butter batter that is amazingly fluffy. Stir in your apple bits after you've turned off the mixer.
  • While the batter is mixing, if you are using a stand mixer you can make your streusel. In a bowl, combine the crumbs, chopped walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, melted butter and 2 of the English toffee bars cut into bits. Stir thoroughly.
  • Grease and flour your baking pan. You can choose a tube pan (angel pan) or a 10" springform cheesecake pan.
  • Pour one half of the batter in the pan. Then sprinkle one half of the streusel across the batter and add the last of the batter on top of the streusel. Finally put the last half of the streusel on top of the cake. Save the last toffee bar until after the cake has baked.
  • Bake the cake for 55 minutes to 1 hour at 350 degrees. Check it with a toothpick toward the end of baking. If the toothpick comes out with no batter stuck to it, the cake is completely baked. It will be golden brown.
  • Pull the pan out of the oven and immediately sprinkle on the rest of your English toffee bits. Let the cake rest on the counter to FULLY cool.
  • While the cake is baking or cooling you can make your caramel sauce.
  • Melt the butter in a medium saucepan, on medium high. Then add the sugar, syrup, condensed milk and salt and turn the heat to medium high. You want the mixture to begin to boil. Stir often and watch for the tiny bubbles to form on the edge of the pan. This is not like regular caramel sauce that you have to cook until it turns golden brown. This will already be brown. Don't let it come to a full boil. You just want to see it start to thicken up. Then slowly add the water and continue stirring over the heat. Should only take about 5 minutes. Then let the sauce cool in the pan on the stove or counter. Do not put it in the refrigerator. This cooling will take a few hours. When the sauce is fully cooled, stir it to loosen up the top of the caramel and get it all incorporated. It will now be a thickened caramel topping.
  • When the cake is fully cooled, release it from the pan. Put it crunchy-side up on a beautiful cake plate and drizzle the caramel over. You have two choices. Drizzle the caramel lightly and then reserve the rest to serve warm in a small puddle next to the cake slices or drizzle it thickly on the cake with no remainders. You can serve with vanilla ice cream as an option too. Or do both warm caramel sauce and ice cream.

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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    Oh my oh my, that sounds decadent and rich beyond words...great sauce and streusel, as well as great apple flavor I'm sure. This has to be presented to company soon!
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    " It was excellent "
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  • 22566 9 years ago

    So will go to the gym,two times tomorrow.

    This sounds like a GREAT cake!!


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    indicatorsrule1 ate it and said...
    OMG! This sounds positively sinful. I love apple cakes and with the streusel topping and caramel.....well how could that be wrong. You get a cinco from me.
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    I don't know why this recipe has a 1... you have my 5
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