Caramel Apple Cake

An easy dessert recipe that features Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® spice cake mix and fresh apple - glazed with rich, buttery caramel.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 12

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ spice cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
large Braeburn apple, peeled, chopped
1
cup chopped pecans, toasted*
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup butter
3
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease 8- or 9-cup fluted tube cake pan with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2 Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Stir apple and 1/2 cup of the pecans into batter. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 In 2-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar, butter and milk. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Gradually stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Stir gently 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Immediately spoon glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side. Top with remaining 1/2 cup pecans.

Expert Tips

* To toast pecans, heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.