Best Caramel Apple Cake

Best Caramel Apple Cake

Best Caramel Apple Cake
It takes 10 minutes to bake this wonderfully topped coffee cake! Although there is a fair amount of prep work to be done, this dessert is sure to be a hit for any party, special event or gathering.
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12 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 Nature Valley pecan crunch granola bars, crushed
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 (17 1/2 oz.) cans pillsbury grands refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, with icing
  • 1 medium granny smith apples, peeled, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/4 cups)

  • Methods/steps
    1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray 12-cup fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray.
    3. In small bowl, mix crushed granola bars, pecans and 1/2 tsp. of the cinnamon.
    4. Sprinkle mixture evenly in bottom of pan.
    5. In large bowl, mix whipping cream, brown sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
    6. Separate both cans of dough into 10 rolls; set icing aside.
    7. Cut each roll into quarters.
    8. Stir roll pieces and apples into whipping cream mixture to coat.
    9. Spoon mixture into pan; spread evenly.
    10. Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until deep golden brown.
    11. Immediately place heatproof serving plate or platter upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over (do not remove pan).
    12. Cool 5 minutes.
    13. Remove pan; scrape any remaining topping in pan onto coffee cake.
    14. Cool 5 minutes longer.
    15. Drizzle reserved icing over top.
    16. Serve warm.
    Additional Tips
    Ready in 1½ hour

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