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Caramel Apple Cake


  • 1-1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3-1/2 cups diced peeled apples
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Dash salt
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • Chopped walnuts, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the oil, sugars and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture until blended. Fold in the apples, walnuts and vanilla.
  • 2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 325° for 1-1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. In a small heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir the brown sugar, cream, butter and salt until sugar is dissolved. Transfer to a small bowl; cool to room temperature. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth; drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with walnuts if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 528 calories, 29g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Sandy
    Dec 31, 1969

    My family loved this cake. Will be making anytime I want to impress someone.

  • Oct 1, 2017

    This has been my signature cake since the recipe came out in 1996. Delicious

  • jmkasprak
    Nov 20, 2016

    This got great reviews from my family.

  • carabubble
    Oct 23, 2016

    Made it the first time for a family gathering and them made it again 5 days later for a neighborhood get-together - it's THAT great! I used Granny Smith apples and cooked it for the full time. You'll be a hit wherever you show up with this cake!

  • dpasnik1
    Oct 22, 2016

    Superb Caramel Apple Cake, awesome taste! I received the recipe in my Fall Taste of Home "Goodie Box". I made it for the first time last week for my family, and we were all very impressed with the cake! Then I made two more for a church function today, and received numerous compliments. I used Granny Smith apples each time, and I made no changes to the recipe, except for the baking time. My cakes were done in 70 min., moist and delicious! Thank you Marilyn Paradis, and thank you Taste of Home!

  • MASSIEL123
    Oct 19, 2016

    I just made it, super delicious!!! mmmm

    I used granny smith apples and i didnt put icing, still wonderful!

  • joycerm53
    Jun 11, 2016

    Delicious cake! Moist and always a hit!

  • looneylc
    Oct 25, 2015

    This turned out perfect exactly the way the recipe calls for ... timing and everything! The only thing I did was put the cake in the refrigerator on the cooling rack to speed up the cooling. I did the same thing when waiting for the icing to cool. The only reason was to save time. I also used granny smith apples and it turned out "melt in your mouth" delicious! I'm saving it as a favorite!

  • angelic0w
    Oct 24, 2015

    I have made this cake twice for church events and both times I have come home with an empty cake platter. It came out moist and perfect. I did put a little more powdered sugar in the icing to thicken it up but other than that I followed the recipe as written. All I can say is yummy, yummy, yummy! This cake is awesome! It will definitely be made again and again.

  • adamscook
    Sep 26, 2015

    Delicious! This cake turns out perfectly every time I bake it. Everyone us always asking for the recipe. It stays nice and moist!

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