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Easy Apple Cake With Caramel Topping

by Nellie

This delicious apple cake with caramel topping is super easy to make and makes a great fall treat! Great to have with your morning cup of coffee or tea.

What is apple cake?

Apple cake is a type of cake that contains apples as a key ingredient. The apples can be fresh, canned, or even dried, and the cake can be either light and fluffy or dense and moist. Caramel is often used as a topping for apple cake, as it compliments the sweetness of the fruit.

This particular recipe is for an easy apple cake with caramel topping. The cake itself is soft and moist, while the caramel adds a lovely richness and depth of flavour. Serve this cake with a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

What are some fun variations on apple cake?

There are many ways to change up this recipe to suit your taste. Here are some ideas:

-Add a streusel topping: Simply mix together some flour, sugar, butter, and cinnamon, then sprinkle over the top of the cake before baking.

-Swap out the caramel for a different topping: Try using a cream cheese frosting, or a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk.

-Add some spice: Stir in a teaspoon or two of cinnamon, nutmeg, or allspice to the cake batter.

-Make it chocolatey: Stir in ½ cup of cocoa powder to the batter, and top the cake with a chocolate glaze or frosting.

-Add in some mix-ins: Stir in ½ cup of chopped nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips to the batter before baking.

No matter how you choose to make it, this easy apple cake with caramel topping is sure to be a hit!

How do you store apple cake?

This cake is best enjoyed the day it is made. However, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. If you want to keep the cake longer than that, it can be frozen for up to 3 months. Just be sure to wrap it well in plastic wrap or foil before freezing.

What can you serve with apple cake?

This cake is delicious on its own, but it can also be served with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. It would also be lovely with a cup of tea or coffee.

What ingredients do you need for this apple cake with caramel topping?

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded peeled apples
  • For the Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Enjoy, the full directions are in the recipe card below.

Easy Apple Cake With Caramel Topping
Yield: 9 servings

Easy Apple Cake With Caramel Topping

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

This amazing apple cake with caramel topping is great for holidays or anytime!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded peeled apples
  • For the Frosting:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8x8 or 9x9 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
  5. Add the flour mixture and beat until smooth and well combined.
  6. Fold in the shredded apples.
  7. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. 
  8. Allow the cake to cool completely, then top with frosting. To make the caramel frosting, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and caramel sauce until smooth.
  9. Add the powdered sugar and beat until well mixed. Spread the mixture over the top of the cooled cake before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 473Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 11gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 88mgSodium 442mgCarbohydrates 75gFiber 1gSugar 60gProtein 4g

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