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5 from 8 votes

Caramel Apple Cake

This Caramel Apple Crumb Cake is the perfect Fall dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cake recipe, cake with apples, crumble cake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 1822kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed) or granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 20 oz can apple pie filling
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup caramel sauce plus more for topping

CRUMBLY TOPPING

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter diced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9 inch round baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Add apple pie filling to food processor and pulse just a few times, until apples are coarsely chopped. Set aside.

MAKE THE CRUMBLY TOPPING

  • Add crumb ingredients (butter, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon) to a mixing bowl and use a pastry cutter (or two forks, or your fingers) to cut the butter into the other ingredients until mixture resembles a wet sandy consistency. Set aside.

MAKE THE CAKE BATTER

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. 
  • In a separate bowl mix together the apple pie filling, sour cream, applesauce, vanilla, and egg. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and stir to combine, until there are no dry patches. 

ASSEMBLE AND BAKE

  • Spoon half of the batter into the pan and smooth it out into an even layer.
  • Top with caramel sauce, then top with remaining cake batter, again smoothing it into an even layer.
  • Sprinkle top with prepared crumbly topping and bake 35-40 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

COOL AND SERVE

  • Place cake pan on wire rack to cool. Serve topped with additional caramel sauce and/or more apple filling.

Notes

STREUSEL TOPPING

  •   1 cup plus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt. Pour in melted butter and whisk to combine.
  2. Slowly add flour and mix with wooden spoon or a rubber spatula until no streaks of flour remain. 

Nutrition

Calories: 1822kcal | Carbohydrates: 444g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 1070mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 230g | Vitamin A: 711IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 6mg