Caramel Surprise Cake

Surprise! Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy frosting tops an easy cake that has yummy pockets of caramel.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
3/4
cup caramel topping
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
2
small red apples, cut into total of 12 wedges
2
tablespoons orange juice
1/4
cup caramel topping
1/4
cup chopped nuts, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan).
  • 2 Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan; cool 15 minutes. Poke holes halfway into cake every 2 inches, using handle of wooden spoon; evenly pour 3/4 cup caramel topping over holes. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Spread frosting evenly over cake.
  • 3 Dip cut edges of apple wedges into orange juice to prevent browning; slightly pat dry. Dip uncut edges into 1/4 cup caramel topping; roll in nuts. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, place an apple wedge on each serving of cake. Store cake loosely covered; cover and refrigerate any remaining apple wedges.

Expert Tips

The apple garnish adds a special touch, but the cake is also delicious when you skip the apple wedges.

Small crab apples with stems, if they’re available, can be used instead of the apple wedges. There’s no need for the orange juice, and everyone gets an apple!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
480mg
480%;
Total Carbohydrate
75g
75%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
51g
51%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.