apple cake with carmel frosting = perfect for fall!

i made this cake this weekend. i’ve been wanting to make this cake. i LOVE this cake. its moist. its sweet. its super delicious and i have a hard time staying out of it! thankfully i made it, brought it to church to share, and sent the leftovers somewhere else! (hope you enjoyed it rolly!)

i did two things different. i needed more than a 9×13…i wanted a layer cake. i baked two cakes and each fit well in a 10 inch square pan. it could have stood a little more batter but i wasn’t going to fool with the recipe and it turned out great.

the second thing i did different was with the frosting. this carmel frosting is to-die-for! i knew i wouldn’t be able to frost the whole cake with it seeing i wanted layers so i made up one batch. i used most of between the layers but saving a little. maybe 1/2 cup or so. i took the 1/2 cup and make a butter cream frosting but added that in. it gave me a very delicious frosting that covered the whole cake! it was quick and easy.

i have made this cake as the directions call for time and time and again and i am NEVER dissatisfied with the results. 🙂

apple cake

1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teas cinnamon
1 teas baking soda
1 teas vanilla
1/2 teas salt
1/4 teas nutmeg
3 cups chopped apples
1 cup chopped nuts (optional) – nut allergies in the family so i’ve never added the nuts

heat oven to 350 degrees. grease and flour a 9×13 pan.

mix sugar, oil and eggs until blended – 1 min. stir in remaining ingredients except for apples and nuts. beat 2 mins or so. stir in apples/nuts. pour in pan and bake 35-40 minutes. note- the batter is very thick. frosted the cooled cake with carmel frosting (below). for carrot cake substitute 3 cups shredded carrots.

carmel frosting

1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
2 cups 10x sugar

heat butter in 2 qt saucepan until melted. stir in brown sugar (low heat). heat to boiling, stirring constantly. stir over low heat for 2 mins. stir in milk. heat to boiling- remove from heat. cool to lukewarm. then, gradually stir in 10x. place pan of frosting in bowl/sink of cold water, beat until smooth. if frosting becomes too stiff add a little milk. frost apple cake!





  1. October 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    It really does sound perfect for this time of the year.

  2. MOM said,

    October 18, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I have made 3 or 4 of them already! Only I have just been sprinkling powdered sugar on them. What an easy snack cake that way! I love this recipe, too. Hmmmm, wonder where you got it?

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