Apple Pudding Cake with Caramel Sauce

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Today I have a Recipe Redo of the very first recipe I ever shared here on the blog back in November 2007.  I think the the very first dessert recipe definitely deserves a Recipe Redo and a little more attention, don’t you?!

Do you have a favorite dessert that smells and tastes just fall?  I do and it’s this one. I anxiously await the fall each year so I can make Apple Pudding Cake.  It is one of those desserts that just needs to be eaten in the fall.

Apple Pudding Cake is the perfect fall dessert – apples and cinnamon covered in caramel and whip cream.  Yum!  The dessert is delicious served warm but I am happy to eat it at any temperature as long as it is bathed in caramel sauce.

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce


The recipe came from my friend Jane.  When she gave me the recipe she told me to double the caramel recipe. She was right – I promise, you will want to double it too.  I have been known to lick the plate on this one (really!)

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

I am not sure why it is called “pudding cake”.  There is no pudding in the cake but it is a nice moist cake.

I grate the apples in my food processor which makes it quick and easy.  When you measure out the apples DO NOT pack them into the measuring cup – just lightly scoop them in.

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Serve the cake with lots and lots and lots of caramel sauce and then topped with whipped cream! (There is not enough caramel sauce in the picture below – you must have much more!)

Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Sometimes I think I make this dessert just so I can have the caramel sauce!  Is that a problem!?  I don’t think so.  So grab a fork and dig in!!
Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

For more apple goodness check out these recipes:

Apple Pie Ice Cream


Sour Cream Apple Bars

Sour Cream Apple Bars

French Crumb Apple Pie


Easy Apple Pie



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Apple Pudding Cake


  • 4 cups grated apples (loosely packed), I use a green, tart apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 2 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup butter
  • 1/2 Cup evaporated milk or cream
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  • Mix together eggs, sugar and oil
  • Add in dry ingredients and stir until well mixed
  • Pour into greased 9 x 13
  • Bake at 350 for 40 minutes
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Cook in saucepan over medium heat until melted and thickened
  • Serve over cake and top with whipped cream


  1. 1
    Raejean says:

    How do you make all these delicious recipes and stay so thin? I think I gain a few pounds every time I visit you blog!
    Raejean recently posted..Paper Plate Crafts

  2. 2
    Marilee says:

    I’m planning a fall bridal shower for my sister the Saturday after Thanksgiving and we’d like to do some yummy soups and bread. I wondered if you had any wonderful recipes to share???

  3. 3
    Wendy B says:

    Happy 3 year Blogging Anniversary!!!! Thanks for another great recipe. I think a cake is going to be baked tomorrow afternoon in my house.


  4. 4
    Melissa says:

    I am so glad you reposted this recipe! It looks delicious and definitely something I plan to try this fall!
    Melissa recently posted..Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

  5. 5

    Yuuuuuuum. Forget chocolate. Caramel and apples is where it’s at. This has all of my favorites in one recipe. I can’t wait to make it.
    Mique Provost recently posted..Cinnamon Coffee Cake

  6. 6

    Love how your grated those apples–YUm!
    capturing joy with kristen duke recently posted..Fall Decorations at Pier 1

  7. 7
    Laurel says:

    We just picked 400+ pounds of apples at a local apple farm. I am looking forward to trying many of your recipes.

    :) :) :)
    Laurel recently posted..How do you KNOW what God is calling you to do?

  8. 8
    Jen Nikolaus says:

    WOW!! This looks and sounds so delicious!!! Pinning to my dessert board! Thanks Leigh Anne (and friend Jane!) ;) Hope you’re having a great week!
    Jen Nikolaus recently posted..Greek Style Spaghetti Squash

  9. 9
    Momprojects says:

    Divine! If I start practicing now I should have this one nailed by the holidays. I can’t wait to eat my screw ups :)
    Momprojects recently posted..Piping Tutorial

  10. 10

    Sounds really good. I’m adding it to the to do list of fall recipes. I love caramel sauce. Only recently that I started loving it this much.
    Wasn’t a big caramel fan until I made some at home. Now I need any excuse to scoop it put of the container into my mouth.

  11. 11
    Laurel says:


    My cake is in the oven, but the carmel sauce is not turning out as expected. I made it exactly as called for . . . cooking it for quite some time. It has not even begun to thicken, and there is a layer of oil on the top (from the butter).

    Any suggestions?

  12. 12
    fishing says:

    Well it is in the oven. We have a fairly new apple in Nova Scotia called Honey Crisp and they are really wonderful. I have used them so anxious to see how it will turn out

  13. 13
    Bea Long says:

    The Apple Pudding Cake with Caramel Sauce is my absolute favorite! I love that recipe! My favorite ingredients.


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