Pretty pleeeeease tell me it isn’t too late for caramel apples, because if it were up to me, caramel apples would be seasonless.
CARAMEL APPLES FOR LIFE.
But seriously, fall’s coming to a close is sad for many reasons. The pretty red leaves will soon be non-existent (and by non-existent, I mean they’ll be all attached to my car like some kind of leaf plague) and in places where it snows, there’ll be white powder all up in everyone’s business.
Oh, and because caramel apples will soon be out of style. HOW and WHY, I’m not sure – again, caramel apples. Why is there an expiration date for this magical concoction?
However, I do like winter, and everytime I say this someone from Illinois or Missouri groans and secretly shoots daggers my way because California winters are extremely mild in temperature and we don’t have to shovel snow ten times a day.
But to that I say, come to California? It’s warm and we have caramel apples forever.
ANYWAY. This cake is in partnership with Lucky Leaf, who I’m proud to be working with for the year. If you don’t know, Lucky Leaf has an amazing line of fruit toppings and pie fillings with amazing flavors like Strawberry Rhubarb, Blueberry, and Caramel Apple. When I spotted the Caramel Apple, I knew I had to make a cake with it… and thus this cake was born!
Very similar to my Peach Snack Cake, this cake uses only a can of pie filling and three eggs to make it. Yep, you read that right: only a can of pie filling and three eggs. Total. That’s it. You with me still?
You beat it together until it’s nice and combined and then spread it in a 13×9″ pan, bake it until it’s purty, and then top it with a generous dollop (or swirl) of whipped cream and caramel sauce… you know, to drive the point home. You could also get super apple on it and serve it with some more apple pie filling on the side – delicious!
But whatever you do, make it! Because this cake is super cozy and will be perfect for the upcoming holiday season. It easily feeds a crowd and it’s a cinch to make. Hello, Thanksgiving dessert alert!
Caramel Apple Spice Cake
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1 can Lucky Leaf Premium Caramel Apple Fruit Topping
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Fresh whipped cream
- Caramel sauce for drizzling
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13x9" baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, fruit topping, eggs and cinnamon until blended, about 2 minutes. Batter will be thick. Spread into the prepared pan in an even layer.
- Bake for approx. 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean or with moist crumbs. Cool the cake completely. Serve with whipped cream and caramel drizzle if you'd like!
Bursting with tender apples, a sweet cinnamon-y caramel flavor and topped with a mountain of fresh whipped cream, this cake is the perfect ending to any meal!
For more recipes, tips & tricks and ideas for deliciousness, be sure to visit the Lucky Leaf website. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest!
Have a super sweet day!
Michele @ Alwayzbakin says
This looks amazing Hayley! You’re right that caramel apples should be in style all year. I second that without a doubt. 😀
I’m glad I have someone on my team! 🙂
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats says
Caramel Apples really should be a year long affair shouldn’t they? Why only enjoy this amazingness in the fall? And yes, I’m the one in MN giving you daggers when you say that… I think I need to become a snow bird and come to CA in the winter like I’m 70 years old 🙂
You totally should, Julie!
Oh man, fruit topping RIGHT into the cake batter? SIGN ME UP! Man, this looks good!!! =D
Thanks a million, SaraLily!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
*sigh* I triiiied to come to California but it’s just too faaaar 🙁 but I will say I like snow for Christmas 😛
and whatev I eat whatever I want whenever I want! this spice cake looks SO good! love the apple topping in the cake itself!
Apples make it fine for breakfast. 🙂
You got that right, Jessie!
Annie @ Annie's Noms says
In my mind it’s never too late for caramel apple as well! This cake is perfection, wish I had a piece now!
Brenda Bolton says
I found some really great sounding recipes on your site BUT as I went to get them I discovered they all require some kind of ”instant mix” I do homemade from scratch everything . I was disappointed I wish that the recipes using ”instant ingredients” were labeled so my time would not be wasted . Other than that NICE SITE