Moist Caramel Apple Cake Recipe -
Moist Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

Moist Caramel Apple Cake

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"Moist and delicious, this easy apple cake gets it's moisture from the pudding. The yummy caramel topping makes it the perfect fall dessert."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 12-cup fluted tube pan or 10-inch tube pan. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, water, eggs and oil in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed 2 min. Gently stir in apples. Pour into prepared pan.
  2. Bake 50 min. to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 20 min.; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  3. Microwave caramels and milk in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min., stirring every 30 sec. until blended. Cool 10 min. until slightly thickened. Drizzle over cake.
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  • Cooking Know-How
  • Do not use cake mix with pudding in the mix. To avoid soggy cake, drizzle caramel sauce over cake just before serving.
  • Jazz It Up
  • Serve topped with thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping or vanilla ice cream.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 18, 2009

Not too shabby for a yellow cake mix, which generally has an obnoxious artificial taste. I tried to work around that in advance by substituting apple juice for the water, adding a teaspoon of caramel flavoring and, as I always do with yellow cake mixes, a teaspoon of vanilla. I was concerned about the cake being too moist and falling because I used a pudding-included cake mix, but it turned out not to be a problem. The cake is nice and moist, with pleasant little chunks of apple, not adulterated with a bunch of pie spices or cinnamon, which I liked. Knowing the glaze just might soak into the cake, which I did not want, I reduced the amount of milk considerably, only using 1 T. (I used half and half) rather than the 3 T. called for. It worked just as I hoped it would, though I found I didn't need the 10 minutes sitting time as it started to thicken before that. To finish the cake, I topped it with chopped Heath Bars which made for a pretty presentation (chopped, toasted walnuts or pecans would have been good too). Nice autumn cake that was very simple and quick to make from start to finish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2011

This tasted like a typical cake mix recipe. It made for a nice presentation though.


21 Ratings

Nov 18, 2007

This cake is absolutely AMAZING! It is so moist and the tart apples with the caramels are just great. I've made this one several times and it is a great fall/Thanksgiving/Christmas dessert.

Feb 23, 2010

Good! Definitely heed the advice in the footnotes and do not use a cake mix with pudding in it. My little store didn't have one without pudding, so I took my chances and wound up with a cake that was bordering on too moist. Great flavor though! I did replace the water with apple juice and added a teaspoon of vanilla to the cake batter. I wanted my glaze to be a bit thicker so I only used 1 T of milk and threw in a few extra caramels. Lovely presentation. Thanks :)

Oct 28, 2009

My family loved this recipe! I have made it countless times since I found it last fall. After the first cake I made, I switched to a spice cake and I thought it was much better and that is the only way I make it now. For shortcut when needed, caramel topping for sundaes taste great on the cake.

Jun 22, 2009

Great! I made this for my husband's crew at work and got lots of compliments (with profanity, even!). I added a teaspoon each of vanilla and butter flavoring to the batter. The cooking time/temp is spot-on. I'm looking forward to making it at home so I can try it. Thanks!

Jan 07, 2008

So, so good. It's almost better the second day when the gooey caramel has seeped into the cake. I bet it would be good with honey in place of the caramel too.

Mar 01, 2010

Very good will make again. Did no adjustments to recipe.


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