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Apple-Brandy Carrot Cake

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Apple-Brandy Carrot Cake
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16
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A cake mix jumpstarts this loaded carrot cake. The cake is brandy-soaked in true southern style.

Ingredients

Carrot Cake

1
cup brandy
3
medium apples, peeled and diced (about 3 1/2 cups)
1
cup golden raisins
1
cup chopped pecans, if desired
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ carrot cake mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup water
1
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice or ground cloves
3
eggs

Brandy Sauce

1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
2
tablespoons milk
2
tablespoons brandy

Directions

  • 1 In large bowl, pour 1 cup brandy over apples, raisins and pecans; let stand 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and side of 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter, water, nutmeg, allspice and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 2 minutes. Stir in apple mixture. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake cake 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat all Brandy Sauce ingredients to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • 5 Prick top of cake several times with fork. Pour Brandy Sauce over warm cake. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Store loosely covered.
Tips  

You can use whiskey or apple juice in place of the brandy in this spirited cake.

This brandy-soaked cake is dripping with flavor! To make sure the Brandy Sauce doesn't drip onto your counter, place the wire rack on top of a sheet of waxed paper to catch any drips.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
295
(
Calories from Fat
115
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
7g
0%
)
Cholesterol
65mg
0%
Sodium
300mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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