APPLE SPICE CAKE WITH CARAMEL FROSTING

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Apple spice cake won’t last long and caramel frosting just tops this cake off.

Apple spice cake

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.

Apple spice cake is wonderful for autumn or fall.

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.
Apple spice cake 

Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

This Apple Spice Cake is wonderful to enjoy with family and friends. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Spice Cake
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

Instructions

  • 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.

Frosting Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.
 
Enjoy!
 
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