Caramel Apple Coffee Cake a simple caramel coffee cake made with fresh apples and a brown sugar & cinnamon topping. You are 7-ingredients away from a new favorite fall treat.
Welcome to Day #4 of Halloween Week on the blog. Nothing says Halloween like a caramel apple so today I am sharing my favorite twist on this fall treat.
I love coffee cake. Especially during the fall and winter seasons when we have more gatherings in our home. In addition I love taking coffee cake to family and friends. It is one of those treats that everyone loves and yet, aren’t expecting.
I love to make twists off of my Best Ever Coffee Cake recipe. And this twist with caramel and apples is just a fall classic. I used instant caramel pudding to give it the caramel flavor and then fresh apples and apple sauce to give it that touch of sweetness. I didn’t want to saute the apples and make this cake overly sweet, do just tossing them in half way through baking worked out wonderfully.
I am welcoming fall with open arms and a slice (or two) of this Caramel Apple Coffee Cake. Enjoy friends.
- Cake Ingredients
- 1 yellow or butter cake mix (I like Duncan Hines) Just use the mix, don’t not follow the directions on the back!
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- ½ cup instant caramel pudding
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- Cinnamon Swirl & Topping Ingredients
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1.2 teaspoons of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350; grease 9x13 metal pan.
Mix all the ingredients for the cake in a mixer for 7 minutes (this is key to make the pudding set). I love to use my Kitchen Aid mixer for this!
Meanwhile, mix together brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
Once the cake is done mixing for 7 minutes, pour half of the batter in the greased 9x13 metal pan. Sprinkle ½ of the brown sugar mix over the cake in the pan.
Pour the remaining batter on and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Do not add apples yet.
Place in oven and bake 15-20 minutes. Open over and gently sprinkle the chopped apples over the coffee cake. Close oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until the cake is set and is pulling away from the edges. Let it completely cool. Then, cut, serve and devour.
Recipe adapted from Best Ever Coffee Cake