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Apple Cake Bars with Caramel Drizzle

These Apple Cake Bars with Caramel Drizzle are absolutely delicious! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cake Bars
Servings: 12 bars


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 cups chopped apples peeled (about 3 large apples)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts pecans or walnuts

Caramel Drizzle Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract and applesauce and stir with spoon to mix. Mix together with the flour and spices with a spoon. Fold in the chopped apples.
  • Spread in a 9 x 13 sprayed baking pan. Mixture will be thick. Sprinkle chopped nuts over top. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove from oven and let cool before adding frosting or drizzle. Makes about 12 bars depending on the size you cut them.

Caramel Drizzle Instructions

  • Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan on top of the stove. Bring to a boil and boil for about one minute. Remove and let cool. Bringing to a boil and cooking takes about five minutes total time.
  • Makes 1 cup. Drizzle over cake bars. Use remaining syrup for ice cream, pancakes, waffles, cake or pie. Keeps well in fridge. Syrup thickens as it cools.