Apple Bourbon Spice Mini Trifles with Caramel is the perfect upcoming Fall dessert combining Red Delicious apples, Makers Mark Bourbon, a simple box cake mix, orange zest, and sinfully delicious caramel sauce.
1boxWhite Classic Duncan Hines Spice Cake
1cupMarkers Mark Bourbon
all-purpose flourto dust pan
5red apples diced
caramel sauce to drizzle
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine 1 box of Classic Duncan Hines Spice Cake with 1 cup of Markers Mark Bourbon, the zest of 1 orange, 2 large eggs room temperature, and 1/4 of a cup of oil in a large mixing bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Coat baking dish of choice with cooking spray and dust lightly with all-purpose flour. Shake excess all-purpose flour off the baking dish.
Pour batter in prepared baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees; 13″ x 9″: 23-28 minutes Bundt: 33-36 minutes
Meanwhile, peel, core and dice 5 red delicious apples, place in a large glass dish, add zest and juice of 1 lemon, 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, a dash of salt, and gently toss till the apples are evenly coated with ingredients.
Place 1 tablespoon unsalted butter in metal skillet on medium heat, melt butter completely before adding apple mixture and sautéing for 4-5 minutes to soften apples. Remove from heat and reserve till ready.
Once the cake has completed its cooking process, and a toothpick has been inserted to make sure doneness, let completely cool before even attempting to remove from baking pan.
Once the spice cake has completely cooled remove and place on a large cutting board, dice cake into bite-sized pieces.
To assemble: Add a layer of caramel to the bottom of dessert glass, a layer of apples, a layer of cake, repeat, and top with a bit more caramel.
Recipe by Heidy L. McCallum owner of The McCallum's Shamrock Patch Blog