Monday, May 16, 2011

Toffee Apple Pound Cake


This cake is not diet friendly...which is probably why it tastes so darn amazing.  Aaaaamaaaaazing.  Impossible to resist.  Gimmie an extra slice now before I have to get rough...amazing.  Extra treadmill time is in my future...ehehehe.

Originally I had only planed on doing a praline glaze, but I wasn't thrilled with how it looked.  Enter chocolate glaze....my go to plan for fixing the appearance of any dessert.  ;)

Seriously though....this cake would be great without any glaze at all....maybe a light dusting of powdered sugar for an extra dose of pretty would work just fine.  Sometimes simple can hit the spot.

I was short 1/4 cup of butter so I used some sour cream to fill the gap.  The substitution wasn't noticeable at all.  Running out of butter....I'm still shaking my head over the shame.  ;)


Toffee Apple Pound Cake

Cake:
1 1/4 cups butter
4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 eggs
1 tbls vanilla
1/4 cup non fat sour cream
3 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 tsp allspice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 large apple, peeled, cored, and diced (Pink Lady)
1 cup toffee pieces

Cream butter and powdered sugar together.  Mix in eggs, vanilla, and sour cream.  Add flour, cinnamon, and allspice.  Fold in toffee and apple pieces.  Pour batter into a greased bundt pan.  Bake at 325 degrees for 75 to 80 mins or until cake tests as done.  Cool in pan for 15 mins before removing from pan.

Praline glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup non fat evaporated milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

Combine sugars and milk in a saucepan.  Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly.  Cook mixture until is reaches 236 degrees.  Remove from heat.  Stir in vanilla.  Continue stirring for a minute or so.  Spoon over cake.  Let stand for 10 minutes or so.

Chocolate glaze:
14oz non fat sweetened condensed milk
6oz milk chocolate chips
6oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
 
Mix together sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Heat on high in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until mixture is melted and smooth.

Spoon glaze over top of cake.  Use a fork to drizzle some lines of chocolate across the top.  Chill to set the chocolate.


When the praline glaze didn't look as pretty as I wanted....did I go straight to my chocolate glaze?  Of course not...I tried a second round of praline.  You can see how thick that made the praline layer in spots.  Little bit more of a crunch factor than I wanted.  Experimentation....sometime it nips you in the tushie.  ;)

53 comments:

  1. Heavily loaded with all the naughty things. How many can you cram into a pound cake? Toffee, praline chocolate, butter. I love this! Must make one soon.

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  2. Holy cow--I want that! Looks divine!

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  3. I have not been able to stop drooling since I saw this on Facebook! lol

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  4. Gosh!!!! what a great pound cake U have here.... congratulation! ^,^ thx for sharing recipe.. must try it soon...

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  5. That looks amazing!!! Delicious!

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  6. Gorgeous and love the name of it, too. All fab ingredients. Who cares about the diet? I'd just eat that and nothing else all day :-)

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  7. Ok pound cake looks amazinggggg..can I just say making me hungry. As I am writing you comment I am thinking of that pcake hhahaaha.........
    Great photos and fantastic recipes!

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  8. I don't know what it looked like with just the praline, but this is a GORGEOUS cake! Love that you just chocolate glazed right on over the praline. I would do that just because. :)

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  9. I would take the extra treadmill time for a slice of this! YUM!

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  10. WOW!!!!! Good decision with the chocolate....Im sure the other glaze would have been good, but chocolate is always a great choice.

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  11. I love pound cakes, and this looks wonderful ,marvelous, droolilicious! aarh wish I can get this in the cake shop...I'm terrible at baking..huuU~

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  12. Oh dear God!! This looks so amazing! I am loving this recipe!!!

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  13. This cake is ridonkulous. End of story ;-)

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  14. What's the point of dieting or even thinking about it when there's food like this around? I should stop visiting your site... but I can't!!!

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  15. Wow, this cake sounds amazing! Who cares about the calories;-)

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  16. Oh my gosh. This is totally worth extra work out time! YUM

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  17. Wow, that looks great! I love anything with apples. Two glazes is over the top!

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  18. This looks delicious! Part of me doesn't want to know what it tastes like because I have a feeling it would be way too good to resist eating half of it to myself lol.

    I wanted to let you know that I passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you in my last blog post! :) Keep up the great work.

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  19. Oh my, I want some of this right now! This looks so good and that chocolate glaze is gorgeous! I think it has all of my favorite flavors all in one cake! Yum!

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  20. this is just amazing! thanks for sharing this with us and have a great day.

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  21. That looks fantastic ,I think I would need a treadmill and a jog around the block after treating myself to this beautiful treat!

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  22. Oh my does this look good - I am seriously drooling here. So much deliciousness going on...

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  23. Ok, that is probably the most appealing looking cake I've seen in a while. It makes me want to lick my computer screen... LOL :D You had me at Toffee Apple! And then you had to go add praline AND chocolate! Wow... Incredible! :)

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  24. Sweet Mother! My word this looks amazing!!!

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  25. What a stunning cake! It looks so perfect :) The picture looks divine!

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  26. Oh how lovely! That looks so delicious! Very nice photos! :)

    xx,
    Tammy

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  27. Wow, that is incredible and glazerific! I gain weight looking at your blogl

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  28. Its totally diet friendly if you eat a small piece! That's my motto! :D

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  29. This looks AMAZING!!! Totally worth the extra treadmill time;)

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  30. Anything covered in chocolate is worth extra treadmill time!

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  31. Oh yummo! I would love to get a slice of that...or two!

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  32. Definitely food porn, I would happily forget diet if that was in front of me

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  33. What a beautiful cake! You did a bang up job.... totally worth the stares! love it!

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  34. oh dear.....do I have to share? Looks and sounds fabulous! the naughty things always do....

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  35. With nonfat sour cream and a fresh apple, that cake is almost healthy.....almost :-) I love your over the top desserts.

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  36. Um pretty sure I know what I'm baking in the bundt pan I just bought...

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  37. You did an amazing job with this cake. I love the way you decorated it too. Picture perfect. : )

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  38. OF course it's diet friendly. Chocolate is a fruit well technically it's the seed of a fruit and sugar comes from sugar cane which is what? A vegetable he he..That's my argument and I'm sticking with it for the purpose of making this cake:-)

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  39. Im drooling. This looks amazing. Oh what I would do for a slice of it right now. I am going to bookmark this and make it for dessert this weekend at the BBQ we are hosting.

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  40. Wow, this cake looks incredible! What wonderful flavors and that chocolate glaze really takes it over the top. You are so talented! Thanks for sharing, briarrose.

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  41. I love that the first thing you said was the first thing I thought when I looked at this gorgeous cake. Perhaps we should all forget about diest for a slice (or two).

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  42. Dear lord does this look amazing! Gorgeous apple cake and your glaze is perfect. Cakes that arent diet-friendly are right up my alley. How great about the last min sub w/ sour cream! Yay!

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  43. apple plus toffee = joy! thanks for sharing! an awesome post, as per usual. loves it :)
    -meg
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  44. why does 'not so healthy' food always taste so much more better ? You making me crave for some of those cake now .. pass me a bite please :P

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  45. I think I have to join you on the treadmill, feel an inch around my waist line just by looking at your cake. Looks great. Actually anything with chocolate is heavenly good.
    thanks for sharing :)

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  46. Yikes! A slice or two of that and I'd be back to my detox. This looks too good, really great pictures.

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  47. Oh my, this one makes my sweet tooth hurt, in a good way. Anything smothered in chocolate can't be bad. More experiments please.
    -Gina-

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  48. Oh my heck!!! This looks amazing! You are so right!!!

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  49. Oh my goshness!! I'd just gained a couple of pounds just looking at this! Who cares! Gimme! Gimme!

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  50. The pound cake looks wonderful.

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