Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

caramel apple cake

caramel apple cake

I am participating in an improv cooking challenge with The Lady Behind the Curtain. This month, our challenge is to come up with a caramel apple recipe. Yummy! Who doesn’t love those two ingredients! Here is the caramel apple cake recipe that I came up with.

Fresh Apple Cake With Caramel Sauce
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Rene @ Budget Saving Mom
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 1 hour
Apples & caramel are great together!
  • cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter (Can replace with oil if you do not have this.)
  • cup apple cider (Can replace with oil if you do not have this.)
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 T. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 6 cups fresh apples, diced
  1. Preheat oven to 300.
  2. Mix oil, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, vanilla together.
  3. Add 4 eggs, one at a time.
  4. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon together.
  5. Slowly add and mix together.
  6. Add nuts and apples and slowly mix together.
  7. Pour into (3) 10 inch cake pans.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes
  9. Allow the cake to cool. Spread each layer with caramel sauce, and layer 3 cakes high. Ice with cream cheese frosting, and place crushed walnuts around the botton of the icing on the cake.

The Improve Cooking Challenge


  1. Fabulous! Apple butter, cider and fresh apples! This dessert is right up my alley! What a great pick for this month’s challenge!!

  2. Sheryl says:

    I LOVE your recipe!!! Thanks so much for participating in THE IMPROV COOKING CHALLENGE! I can’t wait to see what you do with Pumpkin and Cream Cheese! —Sheryl—

  3. P says:

    I have a weakness for apple butter!

  4. Lisa~~ says:

    Totally delicious looking!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Improv Cooking Challenge recipe: Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  5. Rebekah says:

    Yum! Apple butter? Yes!

  6. BeColorful says:

    ooh la la. Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the link up to BeColorful

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