Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

A deliciously moist and super easy apple & caramel cake with extra chunks of apple and a caramel sauce drizzled over the top. This is sure to become a family favourite!

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

Today is definitely a cake kind of day. Well actually, any day is a good day for cake…. but today is especially so! Why you ask? Well this easy apple & caramel cake just walked into my life (and now yours too!). Happy days!

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

It’s moist, it’s yummy and best of all, it’s an absolute cinch to make! The grated apple keeps the cake super soft and pretty much the total opposite of dry (no-one likes a dry cake!). Plus, given that it has apple in it… and apple is a fruit… and fruit is healthy… you could say that this is a healthy cake. That might be a bit of a stretch, but let’s just go with it (and ignore the caramel frosting – obviously!).

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

Speaking of the caramel frosting, you can absolutely make your own caramel sauce, BUT, I totally 100% give you permission to use a store-bought caramel sauce. You can buy really yummy good-quality ones at the supermarket, so if you’re rushed for time, don’t even think about making your own. Give yourself a break and take the easy option! Once you’ve got your caramel sauce, warm it up just ever so slightly so that it’s a bit runny, then beat through some icing sugar. This will give you a delicious caramel frosting. E.A.S.YYYY!!!

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

Oooh and don’t forget to leave a little caramel sauce aside for drizzling over the cake. Drool-worthy, right!

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

I decorated my cake with a little extra apple that I’d really lightly cooked. This would also be amazing with chopped pecans or walnuts, but I needed a nut-free cake, so extra apple was the way to go.

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

And so there it is! My newest, most-favourite apple & caramel cake. This will make you want to roll around like a pig in mud… it’s that yummy!

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake - Conventional Method

A deliciously moist and super easy apple & caramel cake with extra chunks of apple and a caramel sauce drizzled over the top. This is sure to become a family favourite!
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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Baking
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120g) caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 small apples grated
  • Frosting:
  • Click here for caramel frosting recipe
  • Optional decoration:
  • 2 small apples chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • extra caramel sauce for drizzling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Grease 2 X 20cm round cake tins well and set aside.
  • Sift the plain flour, bi-carb soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg into a bowl.
  • Add the brown sugar, caster sugar and salt and stir to combine.
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Stir until well combined.
  • Stir through the grated apple.
  • Divide the mixture equally between the two cake tins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pans for 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare the caramel frosting (click here for recipe).
  • Spread a small amount of the frosting onto a serving plate.
  • Add one of the cakes.
  • Spread extra frosting over the top of the cake.
  • Place the second cake on top.
  • Use the remaining frosting to ice the top of the cake.
  • To prepare the optional decoration, place the chopped apple into a saucepan, along with the water, caster sugar and lemon juice.
  • Stir over a medium heat until just tender.
  • Drain any excess liquid.
  • Place the apple chunks onto the frosted cake and drizzle with extra caramel sauce.
Easy Apple & Caramel Cake

Easy Apple & Caramel Cake - Thermomix Method

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Course: Cakes
Cuisine: Baking
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 3 small apples roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120g) caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 small apples
  • Frosting:
  • Click here for caramel frosting recipe
  • Optional decoration:
  • 2 small apples chopped into 2cm cubes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs caster sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • extra caramel sauce for drizzling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Grease 2 X 20cm round cake tins well and set aside.
  • Place the chopped apples into the TM bowl and grate by pressing Turbo 5-10 times.
  • Set aside in a separate bowl.
  • Wash and dry the TM bowl.
  • Add the plain flour, bi-carb soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, caster sugar and salt to the TM bowl.
  • Press Turbo 5-10 times to sift.
  • Add the vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract and grated apple.
  • Mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 10 seconds or until completely combined.
  • Divide the mixture equally between the two cake tins.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool in the pans for 20 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare the caramel frosting (click here for recipe).
  • Spread a small amount of the frosting onto a serving plate.
  • Add one of the cakes.
  • Spread extra frosting over the top of the cake.
  • Place the second cake on top.
  • Use the remaining frosting to ice the top of the cake.
  • To prepare the optional decoration, place the chopped apple into a saucepan, along with the water, caster sugar and lemon juice.
  • Stir over a medium heat until just tender.
  • Drain any excess liquid.
  • Place the apple chunks onto the frosted cake and drizzle with extra caramel sauce.

 

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Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
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Apple and caramel go so great together! Super yum!

Kelsie | itsy-bitsy kitchen
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CLEARLY this is a healthy cake! I like the way you think and I LOVE this recipe. Caramel + apples = amazing.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

Could I just make one cake? If so how long should I cook it for? Loving your recipes!!!

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Rebecca

Does this freeze?