This Spiced Caramel Apple Cake Roll is my favorite flavor combo yet! And it’s so easy, I promise you can do it.
Okay, can we ignore the … browness of these photos? Isn’t it the worst when you make the BEST thing ever and it’s all…brown?
This is where I need a professional stylist to help me. Because I’m not a professional. I know that – Martha told me so.
I may not be a pro, but I do know what tastes good…and this cake roll is the bomb.
Let me clarify: it’s the bomb-diggity.
Really. Brown-ness aside, it’s the BEST cake roll I’ve made yet!
I’ve been trying to think of a Fall cake roll idea. I love pumpkin…but that’s kind of been done. Like a trillion +1 times. So…caramel apple it is.
This cake roll has three amazing components:
The cake is a spice cake.
The filling is apple pie-like.
And the frosting? Is the BEST part: it’s caramel.
Put the three together and it’s a party in your mouth.
The cake roll recipe is adapted from my mother-in-law. It’s the same recipe I used to make the Carrot Cake Roll. I also used her caramel frosting recipe too. Because it’s awesome – and SUPER easy!
Don’t be afraid of cake rolls. They’re actually easier than you think. I wrote a bunch of rules for making one, if you need some tips. Really, the keys to success are: cook it all the way (this one is very springy when done; the apples keep it moist after rolling), use LOTS of powdered sugar (if your kids sitting two rooms away aren’t covered in it, you’re not using enough), and roll it straight from the oven (burned fingers are worth it). It sounds way more complicated than it is, I promise!
My husband actually said to me “That looks really really good. I want to eat it.”
If you know him, you know that’s, like, the hugest compliment ever.
Even if it is a pile of brown-ness.
Just like you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, you can’t judge a cake roll by it’s color. In this case, all that brown makes it fabulous!
Sweets from friends:
Rainbow Cake Roll by Wine and Glue
Gingerbread Cake Roll by Roxana’s Home Baking
Chocolate Peanut Butter Roulade by Dieter’s Downfall
Pumpkin Nutella Poke Cake by Something Swanky
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