Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce – Great for Parties or a Potluck

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Sometimes you need to make a cake that will provide dessert for a larger crowd and this apple sheet cake will do that for you. Depending on how large you cut the pieces you can get anywhere from 12 – 18 slices. It’s a cake that packs a punch with the spicy apple flavor and the rich caramel topping. When making any kind of apple dessert it’s best to use several types of apples if you can as it enhances the flavor.


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Apple Sheet Cake with Caramel Sauce

Serves 12 – 15

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 lbs assorted apples, peeled, cored, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup caramel sauce – purchased or make your own*

*recipe for the caramel sauce is in the widget below

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Butter and flour a 9 x 13″ pan
  • Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside.

beat butter and sugar

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  • in a stand mixer with the paddle attached beat the butter and sugar on high until light and fluffy.
  • Turn to low and mix in the eggs, one at a time followed by the vanilla.

add flour mixture

  • Add the flour mixture and stir on low until just combined.

add grated apple

  • With the mixer on slow, mix in the grated apple.
  • Stir in the raisins.

spread batter in prepared pan

  • Add the batter to the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 55 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
  • While the cake is cooling toast the walnuts either in a pan on top of the stove or in the oven.

pour warm caramel sauce on cake

  • Warm the caramel sauce and pour over the top of the warm cake. Spread it evenly over the top.

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  • Sprinkle with the toasted walnuts.

How Was the Apple Sheet Cake with Caramel Sauce?

Mighty tasty if you ask me. It’s a very moist cake thanks to all of the apple. The spice comes through very nicely and the walnuts add a lovely crunch. The caramel soaks in and makes a sweet, slightly chewy topping that is just heavenly. I don’t know how this would taste with the store bought caramel, I can only tell you my experience with homemade.

All in all a delicious cake that would be excellent for a pot luck or just to celebrate apples.

The caramel sauce recipe I used is HERE and it’s a good one!


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