Sticky Caramel Apple Cake

Sticky caramel apple cake

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This recipe for sticky caramel apple cake is packed with spicy apples and topped with a decadent caramel glaze!



For the cake!

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the caramel glaze!

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and butter and flour a 13×9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of white sugar and the canola oil.  Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  Mix the flour mixture into the sugar mixture. Stir in the apples, nuts and vanilla and spoon into the prepared pan. Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.  Cool while you prepare the glaze.
  4. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a small pot over medium low heat.  Add 1/4 cup each of brown and white sugar along with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and stir for two minutes.
  5. Turn the heat up to medium high, pour in the cream and simmer for 2 more minutes (it’s going to bubble up dramatically at the end – that’s what it’s supposed to do so don’t worry!).
  6. Poke holes all over the top of the cake with a skewer or a toothpick and pour the glaze over the top.  Let it settle for a few minutes and serve!

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