Spices: cinnamon and clove are classic fall flavors. You can also substitute with your favorite spices like nutmeg, pumpkin spice, and chai.
Please do not use butter substitutes which container water and will not give the same tender crumbs as the fat from the butter.
Grated apples add moisture to the cake due to the juices they release during baking. You can use your favorite apple variety in this toffee apple cake. Some of my favorite baking apples are the classic Granny Smith, Jonagold, Honeycrisp, Crispin, and Pink Lady.
To make it easier to decorate later, divide the cake batter evenly among the pan. The easiest and most accurate way to do this is to use a kitchen scale. Place your cake pan on top and begin pouring batter into the pan and making sure all the pans have the same amount. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, use your measuring cups instead.
Instead of making your own salted caramel, use store bought dulche de leche.