Homemade Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

2 1/2 cups finely chopped apples, such as Granny Smith
1/2 pecans or walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup evaporated milk
See directions for sauce below **
In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy. Add the egg and beat until well blended. Mix in the soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the flour and stir just until blended.

Top with apples and nuts optional. Pour into an oiled 9" round cake pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes until the top springs back when touched lightly with your finger.

Serve with **Hot Caramel Sauce: In a saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and milk. Serve warm sauce over cake. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.


  1. Beautiful cake and to think I bought a bag of granny smiths yesterday. Guess I'll have to try this apple cake too Claudia. The last apple cake you shared was super and the guys really enjoyed it!

  2. Hi Claudia..what's cookin?! :D
    I have some green apples in my refrig... It's perfect thing for weekend I think.. thx for sharing

  3. This looks great, nice with vanilla ice cream under that yummy sauce. Thanks.

  4. My DIL would go nuts over this recipe. She is a real big apple dessert fan - and the caramel? YUM!

  5. fantastic recipe, i love apple pie. The use of caramel is a good idea. Have a nice we

  6. I was just thinking about making a cake kind of like this one, Claudia. I had a few apples...
    Yours looks delicious!

  7. I have several caramel apple cake recipes and for some reason, always looking for more - the combination is just so damn good, I need any variance I can find, thanks, I like your version with the sauce on top

  8. happy holidays to you and family
    cake looks wonderful like the caramel

  9. I'd follow anyone for apple cake. I just love them and I will try every recipe and they're always good so this is definitely in my future. When we get plowed out.

  10. Oh, Claudia!! All I can say is, "WOW!" My 14 year old son was peeking over my shoulder when I was looking at this and has already asked me to make it. Just beautiful!

  11. beautiful and this cake with apples is one of my first choices !

  12. denise @ quickies on the dinner tableDecember 14, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Caramel, apples and pecans!! Oh my!! Wonderful!


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