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Potluck Recipe: Warm Caramel Apple Cake

Today’s recipe is everywhere this fall.  It seems to be extremely popular.  After making it I can definitely see why!  Today’s pick is Warm Caramel Apple Cake.  Yummy!  I got his recipe from Betty Crocker’s website and modified it a bit.

Heat oven to 350 degrees.


1/2 cup of butter

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup packed brown sugar

2/3 cup of chopped pecans

2 large apples (1 Granny Smith and 1 Red Delicious or Gala) peeled and thinly sliced

1 box of yellow cake mix

1 1/4 cups of water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of nutmeg

dash of cloves

Caramel dessert topping


In a saucepan cook butter, heavy cream and brown sugar over a low heat, stirring occasionally until butter melts.  Pour mixture into a 13×9 inch cake pan.  Sprinkle with pecans and cover with apple slices.

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In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs, and spices with electric mixer.  Beat for 3 minutes.  Carefully spoon batter over apples.

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Bake 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool pan for 5 minutes.  Place a platter on top of cake pan and carefully flip pan over.  Let cake cool for 5 minutes and drizzle with caramel topping.

If you don’t want to put your cake on a platter, I wanted to keep mine in my cake pan so I could transport it to my potluck dinner easier, just put wax paper on the platter before you flip the cake on it.  After you flip the cake onto the wax paper covered platter, carefully slide the wax paper and cake back into your cake pan.  Then you can drizzle with caramel topping.

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This cake is so good and such a perfect taste of fall.  This cake would be perfect for a cake walk at a fall festival, too.  I promise you will LOVE this cake!  I admit it, I ate 3 pieces!!

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About Kim Young

Hello! My name is Kim. You may see my name with a few posts here and there, I am a contributor to 3 Boys And A Dog. I have my own blog, Mom Tried It, that I started the end of August 2009. I found that every time two or more moms got together it became tip and idea sharing time. So I started a blog that shares tips, ideas, and sanity savers for moms (with the occasional product review). I love to try new things, so the blog works out perfect.

I am a Texan that moved to my husband's hometown in Southern Illinois. We got married in 2002.

My husband, Matt, is the network administrator at the local high school. He loves to play the "If we won the lottery..." game, but the problem is, we don't play the lottery. He is a wonderful husband and an outstanding dad!

Our son, Cole, was born in 2006. He is sweet, extremely compassionate, very hyper, and all about trucks. He is just 100% boy (Mommy's boy and I love it)!

Our daughter, Charley, was born in 2008. She is her mommy with a different exterior. She is bold, outspoken (even though she can't talk yet), a fighter, and thinks her brother and her daddy hung the moon.

In my spare time (huh, what is that?) I like to sew, do crafts, and bake with the kids. I am always up for trying new things and love watching my kids faces when they experience it with me. I spend every day trying to be a better wife, mother, and Christian, but not in that order. :-) I look forward to posting on 3 Boys And A Dog and thank you for the opportunity to share time and experiences with you.


  1. Wow! I might make this for our Thanksgiving or christmas! I wish I had a piece of this now. lol Thanks!

  2. Sharon Rooney says:

    Wow this sounds wonderful and I can’t believe it uses a boxed cake mix

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