Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

This awesome recipe comes from my amazing friend Jana Tungate. I had trouble with the caramel sauce so after a few different techniques this one was the easiest for me. If I can make a caramel sauce, you can too, trust me. Thanks Jana for this amazing recipe!

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 medium apples, grated with skins
1/2 cup nuts, chopped

Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and milk. MIx in all the dry ingredients. Batter will be stiff. Add in nuts and apples. Spread into a greased 8 inch square pan and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve with caramel sauce.

Caramel sauce:

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 stick of butter

Mix water and sugar in a pot and cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly. As soon as sugar dissolves and just starts turning a darker color turn off heat and add butter. Once butter is melted add cream. Let cool and serve with cake. EnJOY!