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Caramel Apple Cake Pops

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + freezing Bake: 25 min. + cooling


39 cake pops

For a perfect fall treat, mix spice cake and apples with frosting to form cake balls. Then dip them in caramel coating, and let the kids go nuts, rolling them in peanuts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Caramel Apple Cake Pops Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 1 package spice cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 packages (11 ounces each) Kraft caramel bits
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 39 lollipop sticks
  • 1 cup finely chopped salted peanuts


  1. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, adding the apples after mixing. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake according to package directions. Cool completely.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cream and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; cool for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  3. Crumble one cake layer into a large bowl. (Save remaining cake for another use.) Add brown sugar mixture; mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Arrange on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Freeze for at least 2 hours or until firm.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine caramel bits and water. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Dip ends of lollipop sticks into caramel and insert into cake balls. Dip balls in caramel; roll bottoms in peanuts. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 cake pop: 146 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • loyalgirl
    Nov 23, 2012

    I loved the picture and it sounded great and tasting for the holidays. I made it and was running an hour late waiting for them and dippin them...after all said and done i tasted one and was unhappy. Everyone asked me if I forgot to bake them. I should have just lefted it the pretty spice cake and made a caramel glaze.

  • revjoannrom828
    Nov 21, 2012

    This recipes taste was really good, but unless you kept the pops frozen they were difficult to work with (1 frozen them for 2 days and were still hard to handle) and forget about trying to transport them, they stick so badly to whatever they come in contact with. It was a lot of work for something that wasn't worth it. DON'T ATTEMPT TO EVEN DO IT!

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    Nov 12, 2012


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    Nov 5, 2012

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  • bdelorenzo84
    May 8, 2012

    The flavors all came together really nicely, but the caramel coating was a hot mess. The pops stuck to the plate and were very heavy and hard to handle. I think I would do a candy coating next time with caramel drizzle and nuts.

  • lmed419
    Nov 21, 2011

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  • trcmadera
    Nov 17, 2011

    carmel did not stay on cake pop. I will not make this again.