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Rich & Gooey Apple Caramel Cake

September 28, 2010

Autumn is in full swing here on the Northern East Coast and we’re making every effort to appreciate it’s beauty and abundance.

This past Saturday, we went apple picking.  What fun!

…and you know with all those apples around, Mama’s been doing some Autumn baking!  Rich & Gooey Apple Caramel Cake?  Yes, please!

Rich & Gooey Apple Caramel Cake
Adapted from Old Fashioned Bake Sale


  • 2 C Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 1/2 C Sugar
  • 3/4 C Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 5 med/large Apples, peeled and sliced 1/2″
  • 1 C Walnuts*


  • 1 C Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C Unsalted Butter
  • 1/4 C Whole Milk
  • Pinch o’ Salt

For Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a 9″x13″ pan (I use a glass pyrex).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, and pie spice.
  3. In a large bowl (I use my KA), mix sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla for about 3 minutes on medium speed.
  4. Add flour mixture and stir just until moistened.
  5. Fold in apples and nuts.
  6. Pour into prepared pan and bake 50 minutes or so.

For Glaze:

  1. Over medium heat, slowly bring brown sugar, butter, milk, and salt to a boil.  Stir all the while to dissolve the sugar.  Once a rolling boil is reached, continue to boil for one minute.
  2. Spoon glaze over warm cake and allow cake to absorb the glaze.
  3. Serve while still warm.  ( Though still tastes great the next morning as well!)

*I’ve also done 1/2 C nuts and 1/2 C dried cranberries with delicious results!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Erin permalink
    September 28, 2010 5:40 pm

    This look delicious!!! Can’t wait to make it with some yummy local apples. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. September 29, 2010 9:07 pm

    That looks so good! I love apple season—we’re going to pick up a big ol’ basket of seconds from the local orchard and make apple sauce next weekend. Perfect for Fall!

  3. Heidi permalink
    October 5, 2010 2:32 pm

    I’ll keep with tradition and comment on a food post :) This looks so delicious! My husband has to travel for work this weekend and there is an apple festival at the apple farm that’s right around the corner. I always pick WAY too many apples and am always excited to find new ways to use them!!


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