Marie-Hélène Apple Cake with Salted Caramel Drizzle

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Look at all the apples in this cake!  If you are an apple lover this is the apple cake  for you.  More apple than cake, it is just bursting with fruit.  Using different varieties of apples brings in subtle layers of flavor and texture:  apples that are more tart than sweet or softer than harder give the rather simple cake some complexity. There are none of the spices more traditionally used in North American apple baking such as cinnamon and nutmeg.  The flavoring comes from rum and vanilla. Continue reading