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Apple Cake with Caramel Topping Recipe

Apple Cake with Caramel Topping Recipe

Meet the Cook: A wonderful harvest of apples that we picked up at a local orchard one year inspired me to adjust a recipe I'd seen and come up with this moist cake. After we were married, I learned through trial and error (at times, lots of those!) to cook for my husband. Today, he and I have two grown children. -Paulette Reyenga, Brantford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups finely shredded peeled apples
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine


  • 1. Combine walnuts, brown sugar and coconut; set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine the next six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine eggs, milk, water and apples; add to flour mixture. Mix well. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with nut mixture. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, combine the topping ingredients; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture has thickened slightly, about 8 minutes. Poke holes with a fork in top of the hot cake; immediately spoon topping over cake. Cool completely on a wire rack. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 298 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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Gramma Amy
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"easy to make, the grated apples make the cake moist and flavorful. I chose to add a tsp of vanilla for more flavor. The topping infused the cake with moist sweet flavor. I did not have coconut, so used more nuts. I look forward to trying it with the added coconut. Nice breakfast coffee cake or dessert."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"I made it as a ring cake and put the "topping in the bottom of the pan". It was an awesome halloween party dessert. Very moist."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2008

"This cake doesn't have any shortening in the batter - is this correct?"

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