Apple Cake With A Caramel Glaze

Apple Cake With A Caramel Glaze is the most incredible dessert for fall! The moist cake is spiced to perfection and envelopes the most tender apples. It’s then drizzled with the easiest caramel glaze to finish it all off.

Apple Cake With A Caramel Glaze Recipe

Caramel Apple Cake

I was first introduced to this easy Caramel Apple Cake when my dad had it at a neighborhood potluck years and years ago. I knew it must be a good recipe when he actually bought me the ingredients so I could make it for him! LOL!

A slice of Caramel Apple Cake on a white plate with a gold fork.

I now make it every autumn season and I love this tradition!

It’s actually not the most appealing cake, but don’t let that fool you. The spices are completely on point and the apples are super tender once baked.

The caramel sauce is the secret to this entire dessert. It’s drizzled over the fresh out of the oven cake. I also like to serve extra over the top when I’m serving it. You could top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream to cut the “sweetness”!

A bowl of chopped apples sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

How To Make Caramel Apple Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • With cooking spray, coat a 9×13 pan and set aside.
  • Peel and remove core from the Granny Smith apples.
  • Chop apples into small bite size pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and ginger over apples and toss to coat.
Apple Cake With A Caramel Glaze
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, 2 cups sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix in eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla.  The batter will be thick.
  • Fold in chopped apples.
  • Pour into pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • About 5 minutes before cake is done, prepare glaze.
Apple Cake With A Caramel Glaze
  • In a sauce pan, combine brown sugar, milk and butter.
  • Bring to a boil and continue cooking for 2 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scalding.
  • Poke holes over the entire cake using a fork or skewer.
A slice of Caramel Apple Cake
  • Slowly pour half of the caramel glaze over the hot cake.
  • Cool 30 minutes before serving.
  • Slice and drizzle each serving with more caramel.
Apple Cake With A Caramel Glaze on a white plate.

These other recipes would be perfect for fall!

Apple Cake Drizzled with a Caramel Glaze

Apple Cake Recipe

Apple Cake With A Caramel Glaze

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
This is is the perfect dessert for fall! Super moist spice cake with tender apples. Drizzled with an easy caramel sauce!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, autumn, cake, cinnamon, Dessert, fall, ginger
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients

FOR CAKE

  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar Divided
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 4 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1 TBSP Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ginger

FOR CARAMEL GLAZE

  • 2 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Butter

Instructions

FOR CAKE

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • With cooking spray, coat a 9×13 pan and set aside.
  • Peel and remove core from the Granny Smith apples.
  • Chop apples into small bite size pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar, cinnamon and ginger over apples and toss to coat.
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, 2 cups sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • Mix in eggs, oil, applesauce and vanilla.  The batter will be thick.
  • Fold in chopped apples.
  • Pour into pan and spread evenly.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • About 5 minutes before cake is done, prepare glaze.

FOR CARAMEL GLAZE

  • In a sauce pan, combine brown sugar, milk and butter.
  • Bring to a boil and continue cooking for 2 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scalding.
  • Poke holes over the entire cake using a fork or skewer.
  • Slowly pour half of the caramel glaze over the hot cake.
  • Cool 30 minutes before serving.
  • Slice and drizzle each serving with more caramel.
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Originally posted November 2015 and updated August 2020.

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