My Best Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Kelly Williams


One of the very few ways I'll eat cooked or baked apples! This cake is truely a slice of heaven! While it's apple pickin' time, be sure to squeeze this recipe into your repertoire! Wonderful served slightly warm, drizzled with warm caramel sauce and sprinkled with extra pecans! Mmmmmm!! :D
(photo from bing images)


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
50 Min


  • CAKE:

  • 1/2 cup
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup
  • 1
  • 1 tsp.
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp.
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • 1 cup
  • 2
    granny smith apples, peeled, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped pecans

  • 1/2 cup
    unsalted butter
  • 1 cup
    minus 1 tbl. light brown sugar, just measure out 1 cup and remove 1 tbl.
  • 1/2 tsp.
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1/2 cup
    heavy whipping cream

How to Make My Best Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce


  1. Cake:
    Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and beat. Add rest of dry ingredients and beat til mixed. Fold in apples and pecans. Pour into greased and floured large round, deep cake pan. *Use greased and lightly floured parchment paper on the bottom for easier removal. Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes. Cool a bit, turn out onto rack to cool completely. *Can serve warm, too. Meanwhile, make caramel sauce.

    Caramel sauce:
    Melt butter, brown sugar and salt in pan over low-med heat, stirring, for about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and cream and stir well til not grainy.

    Drizzle lots of caramel sauce over cut cake slices when serving. Sprinkle more chopped pecans on top of that if desired.

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Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Sauces
Hashtags: #apple, #sauce, #caramel

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