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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce - A Warm Apple Cake Recipe

Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce is a great dessert that can be made with fresh apples or with a can of apple pie filling. Follow these easy instructions for either version of this yummy warm apple cake.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar sauce for apple cake, grandma's apple cake with caramel sauce, old-fashioned apple cake with caramel sauce, warm apple cake
Servings: 10
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

Two sets of Cake Instructions Follow: Homemade Apple Cake or Shortcut Apple Cake using Canned Apple Pie Filling

    Homemade Apple Cake

    • 2 cups apples, peeled and diced
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

    Shortcut Apple Cake

    • 1 21 oz can Apple Pie Filling
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda

    Caramel Sauce

    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 2 Tablespoons flour
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla

    Instructions

    Homemade Apple Cake

    • Combine diced apples and sugar; let stand until sugar is dissolved into a syrup.
    • Stir beaten egg into apples and syrup.
    • Combine flour, ground cinnamon and baking soda. Stir until apple mixture until a cake batter forms.
    • Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    • Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 - 40 minutes or until set. While the cake is baking, make the caramel sauce.

    Shortcut Apple Cake with apple pie filling

    • Beat egg; add to the apple pie filling.  
    • Sift flour and baking soda. Add to apple mixture and mix well.
    • Pour into an 8 inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Smooth out the batter the best that you can.
    • Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until set. While the cake is baking, make the caramel sauce.

    Caramel Sauce

    • In a saucepan, heat brown sugar, white sugar, flour and water over medium heat.  Bring to a rolling boil, and let boil for 1 minutes. Turn off heat.
      Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce is a great dessert that can be made with fresh apples or with a can of apple pie filling. Follow these easy instructions for either version of this yummy warm apple cake. 
    • Add butter and vanilla and stir until completely smooth.
      Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce is a great dessert that can be made with fresh apples or with a can of apple pie filling. Follow these easy instructions for either version of this yummy warm apple cake. 
    • Pour hot caramel sauce over hot apple cake right out of the oven.
      Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce is a great dessert that can be made with fresh apples or with a can of apple pie filling. Follow these easy instructions for either version of this yummy warm apple cake. 
    • Serve is as a warm apple cake or refrigerate to let the caramel sauce thicken.  This can be done overnight. 
      Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce is a great dessert that can be made with fresh apples or with a can of apple pie filling. Follow these easy instructions for either version of this yummy warm apple cake. 

    Notes

    Notes about this Homemade Apple Cake

    • Love apples? Try Grandma's Apple Crisp.
    • The recipe includes both homemade apple cake and a recipe for a shortcut apple cake using apple pie filling.
    • The cake batter seems rather odd at first. It looks like apples coated in a sticky flour mixture.  This is normal.
    • Once it bakes, it also has a rather unappealing appearance. That's OK too. Once you add the sauce, it makes a gorgeous appearance.
    • Substitute margarine for butter in the brown sugar sauce, if desired.
    • It is the caramel sauce that makes this cake.  It will seem like you are drowning the cake in caramel sauce.
    • Serve this as a warm apple cake or refrigerate for later.
    • Please note that the caramel sauce thickens up in the refrigerator.