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Caramel Apple Cake


Caramel Apple Cake Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli

Caramel Apple Cake

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
As soon as the new crop of apples hit the market, I'm instantly craving desserts make with apples. This Caramel Apple Cake is easy to make as it's made with a cake mix.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 12 - 16 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 18-ounce yellow cake mix
  • 3 Granny Smith (or other tart apples), peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups walnuts, lightly toasted and broken into pieces
  • 1 cup prepared caramel topping, slightly warm


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 12-cup Bundt cake pan. Mix eggs, oil, apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg and yellow cake mix in a bowl with electric mixer just until wet. On medium to medium high, continue mixing ingredients for 2 minutes. Hand stir in chopped apples and 3/4 cup walnuts.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in pan on rack for 15 minutes. Remove from pan onto serving plate. Drizzle with warmed caramel topping and sprinkle with remaining walnuts.

Serve warm or room temperature with whipped or ice cream.

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