Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting - The Southern Lady Cooks

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

Apple spice cake ingredients needed:

Betty Crocker Super Moist Spice Cake Mix w/pudding in the mix



Cooking Oil

Apples, peeled and grated or finely chopped (any kind of apple will work)

Vanilla extract


Caramel Frosting Ingredients needed:

Butter or margarine

Brown sugar

Evaporated milk or regular milk

Confectionery sugar

Vanilla extract

Walnut pieces or nuts of your choice.
This cake is perfect to make for any occasion but we especially enjoy it during the Fall. Everyone will think this cake is made from scratch, it’s just that good! I think it is even better the next day so you can easily make this cake a day in advance. We love to experiment with recipes and adding the caramel frosting was the perfect addition. Takes this cake mix cake to the next level!


Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Apple Spice Cake with Caramel Frosting

This Apple Spice Cake is wonderful to enjoy with family and friends. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cake


  • 1 15.25 ounce Betty Crocker Super Moist Spice Cake Mix with pudding in the mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil I used Canola
  • 2 cups apples peeled and grated or finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Caramel Frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk or regular milk
  • 1 1/2 cups confectionery sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnut pieces or nuts of your choice.


  • Mix all ingredients together with mixer. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Bake in preheated 350 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 milk if needed. Fold in nuts or spinkle on top of frosting. . Spread on cake.
Keyword Apple Spice Cake
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