These are scrumptious and cute apple cake treats.They are mini apple cakes with sweet caramel like frosting, and covered all over with crunchy nut and cake crumb. These treat can be versatile by using your choice of nuts, and also can be made as a whole cake by using 2 (9 inch) cake pans.
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup flour separated
1 teaspoon baking powder
5 apples peeled and diced
1 1/2 can cooked condensed milk (dulce de leche)
2 1/2 sticks butter room temp.
4 ozs. cream cheese room temp.
8 ozs. pecans
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line two large baking sheets with parchments paper. Grease or spray with nonstick spray.
In a stand or hand mixer beat eggs with sugar until pale and fluffy.
Sift 1 1/2 cup flour with baking powder and gradually add to egg mixture on medium-low speed.
Mix apples with 1/2 cup flour .
Gently mix in apples into batter.
Divide batter among two baking sheets.
Bake for about 13-15 minutes.
Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.
Gradually add in dulce de leche.
Cut out cirlcles using small round cookie cutter.
Remove apples from the scraps.Break scraps into small pieces and toast them in the oven until golden brown.
Take one mini cake round and spread generous amount of frosting.Add another round on top.
Spread frosting on the top and side of the cake.
Crush pecans using a blender.Transfer to deep medium bowl.
Take toasted cake pieces and crush using a blender.
Add it to pecans and mix it together.
Cover mini cake with nut and cake coating.