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Caramel Apple Cake


This caramel apple cake is the perfect fall dessert.

A piece of caramel cake on a plate, with Apple and Caramel

I love, LOVE caramel apples so I thought why not try to make one into a cake? I experimented in the kitchen a little with this one, and it paid off! So much so that I got to forgo making dinner…since, you know, we ate the whole cake hot out of the oven. Yeah, there was no room for dinner after that.

If you can restrain yourself from eating it fresh out of the oven, this is the perfect dessert to bring to a party or fall football get together. The apples are tart, the cake is moist and the caramel and pecans make it delicious!

 A piece of cake on a plate, with Apple and Caramel

First up shred your apples. I like to use granny smith, but any variety that are good for baking are great. Pat down in the bottom of a greased spring form pan.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Caramel Apple Cake

Pour the spice cake batter over top.

Batter being poured into a pan

Bake until golden brown, remove from the oven and top with caramel sauce.

A bowl filled caramel being poured on a cake

Top with pecans and pop it back in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes…

eat the whole thing while piping hot and gooey…

A plate with a fork and knife, with Cake and Apple

Ok, I don’t really recommend that, but it is that good!

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

Apple cake topped with caramel and nuts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 371 kcal


  • CAKE
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples peeled and shredded
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • Cake - Grease and lightly flour a 9 in spring form pan, place shredded apples in the bottom. In a bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, milk, eggs and vegetable oil until smooth. Pour on top of apples. Place cake pan on top of a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While the cake is baking make the caramel sauce. In a saucepan over medium heat melt butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and salt. Stir frequently cooking for 7 - 10 minutes until slightly thickened. Add vanilla. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Remove cake from oven and pour cooled caramel sauce over top of cake, top with pecans. Bake for 15 minutes more.
  • Let cool slightly and remove outer spring form. Enjoy!


Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 4gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 2gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 1mg
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  2. Heh – on the recipe instructions that you can print – it doesn’t specify what to do with the flour (except to use some to dust the pan). I believe it should be included in the dry ingredients to make the cake mix – may want to take a look at that and retype

  3. I am so ready for Fall in Florida! 95 degrees here for the past few months. Thought September would be a little cooler, but NOT YET!! I’ve been making a lot of Fall arrangements to bring the Fall inside, but now I’m going to switch to baking that amazing caramel apple cake. I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks! Always looking for new Fall recipes to try, and all of these comfort foods look yummy. PLEASE blow some of that cool weather this way!!

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