Apple Spice Layer Torte with Caramel Mousse Filling and Frosting

This torte is a very moist apple spice cake which is filled and frosted with a light, creamy, not to sweet caramel mousse for a deliciously melt in y our mouth caramel apple flavor!

Ingredients

For Apple Spice Cake

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup buttermilk

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 cups light brown sugar

1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored and grated

powdered sugar as needed for dusting

For Caramel Mousse Filling and Frosting

2 1/2 cups cold heavy whipping cream

8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature

8 ounces marscapone cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup my salted caramel sauce, located in my profile and search

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

11/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

For Garnish

additional salted c a Ramen sauce for drizzling the top of cake

as needed, decorative white sugar balls

Steps

Make Apple Spice Cake

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a jelly roll pan with bakers spray. Line pan with parchment paper and spray paper with bakers spray

In a bowl combine flour, cornstarch,baking powder, salt and all spices

Beat butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy

Add the eggs one at a time, beating in after each egg, then aiternating buttermilk with flour/spice mixture just until smooth

Fold in the shredded apple

Spread evenly onto prepared pan and bake 12 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out just clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes then invert on powdered sugar dusted kitchen towel on a rack to cool completely. Remove parchment carefully when you invert it to cool

Make Caramel Mousse Filling and Frosting

Beat cream until it forms soft peaks

In another bowl beat cream cheese, marscapone, caramel sauce, sugar and vanilla until smooth

Add 1/3 of cream cheese mixture to crem and beat until just firm, then fold in remaining in 2 additions until uniform in color

Assemble Cake

Slice cake 8nto 4 even layers as shown below

Place one layer on serving plate, bottom facing up

Add a layer of caramel filling

Top with second cake slice layer, bottom up

Cover with more filling

Add third cake slice layer, bottom up

Cover with filling

Finally add last cake slice layer and frost entire cake. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before slicing

Garnish with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and decorative sugar balls

Slice and serve

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