Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake


"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."


1 h 5 m servings 344 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • 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 m...

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. ...

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 agai...

The first time I made it, it did not cook all the way through (insert a knife in the center and it will come out clean when done), so I baked for extra 15 minutes and was fine...not caramel enou...

My family loved this! Even my 3 1/2 year old who has refused every cake, brownie, and cupcake offered to him in his life ate a piece. I did follow the suggestions of others and used milk inste...

This is very good, but needs more "goop" on top. Next time I'll use more brown sugar and butter. I used Granny Smith apples but I will use a different kind next because Grannies are not juicy or...

Amazing. As some others did I added an egg. Next time I am going to add a little vanilla also. I did not have pecans, however I used walnuts and they were great! I baked at 350 for apprx 50 mi...

this was a really good concept, unfortunately, i had a couple of issues, all of my caramel cooked up and out of the cake pan (be sure to put another pan under the cake pan or you will have a mes...

Very good, I followed some of the other recommendations, used milk instead of water, added 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla and nutmeg in both the caramel and the batter. I also used about 5 total apples ...