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September 16, 2013

Double Toffee Apple Cake Balls

Gooey center with a crunchy outer ~ almost like Toffee Apples!

Toffee Apple, but without an actual Apple?  Yes, enter the world of Toffee Apple Cake Balls !  

Same basics as with Toffee Apples, but instead of an apple covered in hard candy, we have here cake balls covered in hard candy.  And these were so easy to make.

Delicious? NO - outstanding !  Mine does not look anywhere close to perfect, but for a first try {and there will be more!} I think they look great.  You can color the hard candy any color you prefer.

Here's what you get - soft, gooey, spicy, applesauce cake with toffee bits in the center and exactly the same crunchy outer layer as with normal toffee apples.

Did I touch your taste buds yet?  Well, let's get on with the recipe then !


24 - 30 cake balls

2 cups Brown Sugar
3/4 cup Butter, softened
2 Eggs
1 t Vanilla
1 1/2 cups Applesauce
3/4 cup Fresh Cream
2 3/4 cups Flour
1 TB Cinnamon
1 t Baking Powder
1 t Baking Soda
1 t Salt

1/2 cup Toffee or Fudge Bits, chopped smaller

1 1/3 cups Water
3 cups Sugar
Few drops of Food Coloring, your choice

  1. ) Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) - line two baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. ) Beat together the Brown Sugar and Butter until creamy - add the Eggs one-by-one, Vanilla, Applesauce and Fresh Cream - beat until well mixed.
  3. ) Sift together the Flour, Cinnamon, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt in a separate bowl - add to the Applesauce mixture - beat on medium until just mixed.
  4. ) Pour batter into the prepared baking sheets and bake for 12 - 15 minutes - it is done when the edges turn golden brown and a tester comes out clean - remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  5. ) Once cooled, break into pieces and then crumb - I used my hands as a mixer might make it too gooey. Add the Toffee or Fudge Bits and mix well. Form balls about 2 - 3 cm {an inch} in diameter, and stick in a fries-stick, toothpick or lollipop stick - place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  6. ) Meanwhile, start with the syrup - place the Water, Sugar and Food Coloring in a medium to large pot - keep stirring until the Sugar has dissolved - then leave alone to boil on HIGH - start testing after about 8 minutes until the syrup has reached hardball stage  {use a cup with cold water - place a drop or two into the water every now and then - once the syrup goes hard straightaway, the sauce is ready}
  7. ) Remove the cake balls from the refrigerator - dip them in the hot syrup and place on a piece of aluminium foil to set.  {if the syrup gets to cold, heat it again for a minute or two} 
It might look like a lot of work, but it really is not and the reward is unbeatable !

With A Blast


  1. These sound great, Linda! They seem easy enough to make too :)

  2. Very interesting! I think they're kind of pretty too!

  3. I like these apple-cake-balls Linda, especially as the have toffee in them! :)

  4. Oooh yum, and I always get toffee apples with bruises I'd much prefer cake!

  5. This sounds so yummy, love toffee and apples the two together would be awesome.

  6. My kids and I love making cake balls so we definitely need to try this. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I love the contrasting colors :) So cute and fun! Found you via the Thriving on thursday blog hop & followed!


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