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Warm Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

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I’m obsessed with the flavor of this Warm Caramel Apple Cake Recipe! It’s Easy Apple Recipes that keep me coming back for more. Plus – it’s made using a cake mix!

Why stress out over complicated recipes when there is no need? You can have your cake and eat it with this simple dessert.

Using a cake mix is my favorite way to save time and money – and it’s so much less stressful. It’s less measuring and fewer ingredients that I have to keep on hand!

Warm Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

The next time that you are craving an apple dessert, this one will hit the spot. The flavors of the caramel and the tart apple are the best.

This could easily be made to share with family and friends – or for a fun weekend at home where all you want to eat are desserts.

My boys say that this literally reminds them of fall, so it’s always on my radar once the hot months of summer fly by!

What are fun flavors to add to caramel apple cakes?

If you’re looking for a unique twist on the classic caramel apple cake, there are plenty of fun flavors.

For those who love a bit of heat, add some cayenne pepper to the caramel sauce for a spicy kick.

If you’re feeling adventurous, incorporate some shredded coconut into the cake batter and top with a creamy coconut caramel glaze.

For a fun fall flavor, mix in some pumpkin pie spice and top with toasted pecans.

And for a playful option, add some crushed candy apples on top for a sweet and crunchy texture. No matter what flavors you choose, a caramel apple cake is always a crowd-pleaser.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Apple Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

If you’re wondering if you should try meal planning, now is the time! It’s my favorite way to stop stressing about what to make for dinner!

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Vegetable Side: Simple Carrot Salad

Starch Side: Leftover Boiled Potato Recipes

Refreshing Drink: Paloma Mocktail Recipe

Best Cake Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Caramel Apple Cake Recipe, it’s time to start thinking about all the other cake flavors and tastes that you can make! There are so many yummy options to try!

I love the flavor and taste of this Smores Dump Cake Recipe!

Once you make this Cotton Candy Cake Recipe, you’ll be hooked!

Start your day with this Blueberry Breakfast Cake!

Lava Cake is a fun dessert that everyone will enjoy eating.

My kids love when I make this Crockpot Chocolate Zucchini Cake!

You have to try this simple and delicious Peach Crisp Dump Cake Recipe!

I’m hooked on this easy Strawberry Cream Cake Recipe.

What type of apples work best for a cake?

When baking a delicious apple cake, choosing the right type of apple is crucial. While many types of apples are available, not all of them are well-suited for baking.

The best types of apples for baking a cake are firm and hold their shape, such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp.

These apples balance tartness and sweetness, making them a great addition to any apple cake recipe.

With the right type of apple, your apple cake will surely be a crowd-pleaser!

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Warm Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

Warm Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Warm Caramel Apple Cake Recipe tastes like fall! Perfect for potlucks!


  • 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


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a saucepan, cook butter, heavy cream, and brown sugar over low heat, stirring occasionally until butter melts. 

Pour mixture into a 13x9 inch cake pan. 

Sprinkle with pecans and cover with apple slices.

In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs, and spices with an electric mixer.  Beat for 3 minutes. 

Carefully spoon batter over the apples.

Bake for 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.  Cool pan for 5 minutes. 

Place a platter on the cake pan and carefully flip the 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 to transport it to my potluck dinner easier. Just put wax paper on the platter before you flip the cake.  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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 311mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 8/5/2023

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Will you make this Easy Apple Cake now, or during the fall months?

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Sharon Rooney

Thursday 11th of October 2012

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


Thursday 19th of November 2009

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

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