There is nothing I love more than apples. I used to have an apple tree when I lived up north. I miss the days of apple picking, making pies, canning and freezing. Every now and then I have to put my spin on an apple dessert. Today’s dessert treat recipe is an easy apple cake. Or if you’d like something else look through all our treat recipes.
Some of my older kids favorite memories are when I would peel fresh apples, and core them out, stuffing them with brown sugar and cinnamon. Making baked apples. But, today I am sharing an easy apple cake with brown sugar, and cinnamon.
For this cake I used a mix, but you can bake it from scratch if you like. I shared a yellow cake recipe below if you need one. Basically the yellow cake batter is your base and I share what to add into it and top this yummy cake with. You may remember when I tried the Immaculate Baking Brownie Mix. I had also received a Yellow Cake Mix from them and decided to use it for this recipe.
Easy Apple Cake Recipe
Here’s how easy it is to make this Apple Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cake with Caramel Topping;
Printable recipe below for today’s fall treat idea.
- Peel a few apples and chop them up
- In a bowl measure out a quarter cup of brown sugar, set to side
- First spray your pan with non stick coating
- Slightly flour sides of pan and shake out excess flour
- Next layer half the batter into a 8 x 8 inch pan
- Your going to add your apples into the batter
- Then sprinkle the apples with cinnamon
- Next add the quarter cup brown sugar
- And top with the rest of the batter
Your going to bake the cake in the oven according to your recipe directions but, the last 20 minutes you’ll want to check how it’s cooking. You may have the top cooking faster than the inside. If so you can slightly cover with foil (tent) and continue to bake until you check the mixture with a knife and it comes out clean. You don’t want to over or under bake this so you’ll have to keep an eye on it.
When cooled go along edges of pan with a knife to loosen edges and flip over onto a dish.
I decided to cover my cake with melted caramels.
I don’t have a double boiler but, I melted them slowly with a touch of water stirring until fully melted. Then I poured the melted caramel sauce over the cooled cake. When caramel frosting is cooled it is ready to serve.
- Don’t want to mess with melting caramel? You can frost your apple cake with dulce de leche.
Serve with a vanilla, toasted almond or any other ice cream you think you’d enjoy with it. But, it’s delicious by itself. It had a subtle hint of cinnamon, the sweetness of brown sugar, a moist batter and delicious caramel topping. Hello fall dessert treat!
Easy Apple Brown Sugar Cake With Caramel Topping #Recipe #FallRecipe
- 2-3 apples
- Yellow Cake Mix or Supplies for making the yellow cake recipe
- brown sugar
- 1 package of caramels
Make a yellow cake mix or yellow cake from scratch
Peel a few apples (2-3) and chop them up.
In a bowl measure out a quarter cup of brown sugar. (1/4 cup)
First spray your 8 x 8 inch pan with non stick coating
Slightly flour sides of pan and dump excess flour
Next layer half the batter into a 8 x 8 inch pan
Your going to add your apples into the batter
Then sprinkle the apples with cinnamon (I don't measure I just cover them lightly)
Next add the quarter cup brown sugar over the apples
And top with the rest of the batter
Bake as the packaged mix or yellow cake directions say but, watch the last 20 minutes. Cover top with tin foil (lightly tented) if browning but, the middle still needs cooking. Bake until knife comes out clean.
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