We hid shredded apple in the cake for extra flavor and moistness, but the real star here is the gorgeous array of fall fruit, glazed with bourbon-infused caramel.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 15 mins
8 slices


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9-inch round baking pan.

  • For caramel: In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium heat. Whisk in 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of the bourbon. Bring mixture to a boil. Boil, uncovered, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat; let cool slightly. Pour into a prepared pan, spreading evenly. Arrange apple slices over caramel, overlapping slightly, if desired

  • In a medium bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, rye flour, baking powder and salt.

  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the remaining 6 tablespoons softened butter for 30 seconds. Add the remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and beat until well combined. Add egg, remaining 2 tablespoons bourbon, and the vanilla. Beat until combined. Beat in shredded apple. Beat in half of the flour mixture at a time just until combined.

  • Drop batter in spoonfuls over apple slices in pan and spread gently and evenly to edges. Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on rack 10 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

298 calories; fat 12g; cholesterol 54mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 41g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 25g; protein 3g; vitamin a 425.5IU; vitamin c 3.1mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.9mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 29.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 301mg; potassium 147mg; calcium 97mg; iron 1.2mg.