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Apple Spice Cake won’t last long and the Caramel Frosting just tops it off.  I love anything with apples and caramel! Great if you need a quick dessert since it uses a mix and is an easy and delicious cake to serve with coffee or as a snack with milk anytime.  I love making cakes from scratch but there are times when you need something in a hurry and this cake is a quick recipe.

1 (18.25 ounce) Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 stick butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons, softened
2 cups apples, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all ingredients together with mixer.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Caramel Frosting
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups confectionery sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup walnut pieces or nuts of your choice.
Melt butter in pan on top of stove.  Add brown sugar and cook until sugar melts.  Add milk, bring to boil. Remove from stove and add confectionery sugar and vanilla.   Beat with mixer, adding more sugar if needed. Fold in nuts.   Spread on cake.
Note:  I like to poke holes in the cake and just pour the frosting over the cake.  Frosting will harden as it cools.
You might also like this Fresh Apple Coffee Cake or this Fresh Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Don’t Forget to Pin Apple Spice Cake! 
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  1. sharon hudgins says:

    Do you put this cake in the refrigerate ..

  2. I was wondering if you substitute pears for Apples if everything stays the same since my pears are sweeter than the apples?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      I have only made it using the apples, Bonita. You might reduce the sugar some if you think it will be too much.

  3. can you freeze this cake? just wonder if it freezes well

  4. my frosting was way too thick…it did not pour…I had to spread….help!

  5. Thank You for this recipe, so APPRECIATE it!!

  6. Spice cake is one of my favorites, also love it with peanut butter frosting

    • Ooooh, yum! Hadn’t thought about peanut butter, but I have a peanut butter glaze that would be really good on this, too! Thanks, Rita!

  7. You never say when making the frosting which sugar u add while cooking and which one u add after you take pan off of fire?? PLEASE help

  8. I have made this cake I made it homemdae (no box cake mix) it was so yummy I am going to make it again for Christmas

  9. Oh, my…I’m starting to drool. My grandma used to make a cake similar to this…I haven’t thought of it for years.
    How’s your summer going, Judy? We’re in the middle of a huge heat wave…really don’t feel like baking….but come fall, I’ll be at it again;

  10. tamara kelley says:

    Looks awesome, can’t wait to try!

  11. NO YOU DIDN’T!! And I’m trying my best to behave!

  12. I’m on my way over, Judy, for a piece of that cake, right now. Will be making it as soon as it’s “officially” fall. Would it be wrong to add some ice cream or homemade whipped cream to this decadence???

  13. Oh I would love this too. Love the simplicity of using a cake mix. I love caramel everything…especially with apples! Pinning!

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