It’s time for a big question.
Cake: Is it a snack or dessert?
Does it depend on the time of day or the size of the slice?
Does it have to be individually wrapped or can it be fresh from the oven?
Does it have to have less sugar or some kind of “nutritional value”?
- For me, cake has always been a dessert. Apples are snacks. Granola bars are snacks. Pieces of chocolate are snacks. Cake was strictly a dessert.
- But when it came down to naming this recipe and having to choose between “Caramel Apple Cake” (290,000 hits) and “Caramel Apple Snack Cake” (1,700 hits), well.. that helped me make my decision.
- Outside of the realm of typical-pumpkin-y-desserts, this cake tastes like fall. It is sweet, moist, cinnamon-y, caramel-y, and apple-y. I guess if you tack “-y” onto anything, you can make an adjective. Righty? Yummy? Ok, I’ll stop.
- But for real, this cake is good, easy, and crowd-pleasing. I made it for my coworkers and then again for my family. It was a hit everywhere. You can’t go wrong with caramel apples and cake. (Unless you’re a dentist, maybe.)