Caramel Surprise Cake

Caramel Surprise Cake

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

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box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
cup caramel topping
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
small red apples, cut into total of 12 wedges
tablespoons orange juice
cup caramel topping
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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 2g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 480mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 75g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 51g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.