Apples are one of the best things about fall! We always enjoy using our fresh picked apples to make desserts, like this Caramel Apple Cake.
We have 2 apple trees in our yard, and since we don’t spray them the apples we get are not very pretty – but they are tasty. So we don’t usually just them, instead we make delicious fall desserts. Apple sauce, apple cobbler, baked apples, apple pies – there are so many ways to enjoy this fall fruit.
This cake is a family favorite because the apples are baked right into the middle of the cake, which keeps it nice and moist. I think this cake tastes delicious even without the Caramel sauce, by my family always wants to me to put it on top for extra seasonal flavor. After all you can’t go wrong when you combine apples with caramel!
Caramel Apple Cake Recipe
Caramel Apple Cake - delicious fall dessert of cake stuffed with apples and topped off with caramel drizzle.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 apples
- 2 apple pie spice (or cinnamon)
- 5 teaspoon brown sugar
Caramel Sauce Ingredients
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup half and half
- Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a Bundt or Tube pan with cooking spray.
- Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar together in a bowl.
- Mix the oil, apple sauce, eggs, and vanilla in another bowl and mix until combined.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix thoroughly.
- Peel, core and slice the apples. Toss the apples with the cinnamon and sugar.
- Put half the batter into the prepared pan. Top with the apples. Pour the rest of the batter into the pan.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes, and let cool.
Caramel Sauce Instructions
- Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.
- Add the remaining ingredients and bring the sauce to a rolling boil. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
- Drizzle over the cake.
You can make your own homemade apple pie spice, or just substitute cinnamon.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 481Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 431mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 2gSugar: 45gProtein: 5g
37 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Cake Recipe”
I want apple trees and I want that CAKE!
This looks amazing!
This looks pretty darn good.
HO-LEE MOLY! That looks AMAZING! I’ve got make it. Then I have to eat ALL of it.
Anything Caramel is a winner! ALWAYS!! 🙂 thanks for sharing!
Oh how I love anything caramel apple. I’ll be making this recipe very soon. 🙂
This just calls my name. The best of everything — caramel, chocolate, fruit, and some cake. Delicious!
OMG…I may have to go out right now and get the ingredients to make this!
Oh my, that looks delicious! We must’ve been in the same mindset I blogged about caramel apples today. 🙂
OMYumness! That cake looks absolutely amazing!
that looks so amazing! My mother in-law has an apple tree and I keep looking for recipes so that we can use some of her million apples!
Oh my, that looks so good. Now I need that and a hot cup of coffee.
I love a god bundt cake! That first picture makes my mouth water mmmm
Oh we just went apple picking in Upstate NY a few weeks ago, this looks like a great recipe to make my apples with!
This looks incredible! Now I just need to make up an excuse to make cake…
That puts it over the top with the caramel drizzle. This looks soooo good!
I love serving treats like this when a friend drops over. Bookmarking this! Yum!
looks yummy! I will have to try and make it
This looks delicious. Caramel apples without the sticky mess!
Oh my, this looks amazing, can’t wait to try out your recipe!
Oh my gosh! I love Caramel Apples so I have to make this cake one day this fall!
Oh my heck, this looks absolutely delicious!!! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party! Hope to see you there 🙂
Looks delicious! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!
Oh my, this looks like a perfect recipe for fall. Fabulous recipe. I would be honored if you would come by and share at Foodie Fridays this week (Thursday 9 pm EST) Have a great rest of your week and hope to see you there!
(ps. stopping by from the wonderful link up party at the Wednesday roundup)
This looks delicious! I featured it on my “Feature Friday” post today, and I’m following you on bloglovin! Please let me know if you’d rather me not use your image to link
It looks absolutely fantastic !!
I’m definitely going to try it, my family looooooooves apple cakes
Another beautiful cake! I like the layer of apples rather than having them throughout. Looks really elegant.
Thank you for sharing!
Your Caramel apple Bundt Cake looks delicious, we would just love this cake! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a fantastic day and come back real soon!
this looks insanely delicious! Thanks for linking up at Handmade Tuesdays. I’ll be posting it on my fall favorites this week 🙂 Can’t wait to make it!
This is my kind of dessert! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
These simply look incredible.. feel like having a bite
Just curious, do you know what role the baking soda plays in the caramel sauce? I’ve never heard of using it that way. The cake looks yummy. Trying to decide what I feel like making with the apples we just picked. How lucky you are to have 2 trees!
I use it because that’s how I’ve always done it and I never really thought about it. A quick google search says it improves the texture – the baking soda reacts with the acid, creates carbon dioxide and softens the caramel. But really it is just because my mom did it. 🙂
In the ingredients it says “2 apple pie spice,” is this 2 tsps apple pie spice?