Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

Glenda 0

"The cake in this recipe has a top layer of apple wedges, making it a hit for all ages. It's caramelly delicious in every way."

Ingredients 1 h 5 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 344 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.3g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 384 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a 9 inch pan, melt 3 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Arrange twelve pecan halves, then the apple wedges (as you would for a pineapple upside-down cake. Chop remaining pecans and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Set aside.
  4. Beat 3/4 cup butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Stir in water. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Fold in reserved nuts.
  5. Spread batter evenly over apples and bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  6. Cool 10 minutes, then invert onto serving plate.
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  1. 31 Ratings


A good cake that's not overly sweet. I did make my batter a little differently though. Milk instead of water, baking powder in lieu of soda, two eggs, vanilla extract and more apples. I placed my sugar, cinnamon and butter mixture into a sauce pan and stirring constantly, I brought it to a boil. I then proceeded with the rest of the recipe. This cake is not only yummy for dessert, but it also makes a nice breakfast. Thanks Glenda!


I would give this a 5 star rating except I had the same problem with it that my fellow bakers had....It was not done after specified time. I baked mine for 50 minutes and it turned out perfect. I really needed this cake to turn out good because I made another apple cake off of this site and it was horrid. So that was my husbands first impression of apple cake. once this was ready to eat he loved it, I loved it. I have made this twice. Just make sure you let it cool long enough before turning it over or the apples will stick to the bottom of the pan. Other than the cook time this was a fabulous recipe.


This apple recipe was quite good. I thought it would taste more caramel-like, but I thought it taste more like apple pie. I left out the pecans, since I'm not a fan of nuts. I would make it again. My dinner company enjoyed it.