Toffee Caramel Apple Cake

Happy Monday my friends! A group of friends and I are back with another progressive dinner and a fantastic giveaway. This time we’ve created a collection of our favorite comfort foods. This Toffee Caramel Apple Cake Recipe is perfect on a crisp, fall day served as a dessert or with coffee in the morning.

Toffee Caramel Apple Cake

You guys, I am SO ready for fall to arrive. All I can think about is autumn decor, Halloween costumes, and pumpkin and apple recipes. I’m counting down the days until we visit Apple Hill in Northern California next month so that I can enjoy the most delicious apple donuts ever created. The apple desserts there are seriously these best I have ever had. We usually have a picnic in a park and enjoy fresh apple cider, let the kids play, then head over to another area with all the sweets!

Toffee Apple

The apple cake is infused with apple chunks in every bite. I mean a lot of apples…all nestled like layers in the cake. Yum! It’s then topped with a caramel sauce and chocolate toffee bits. You could also use regular toffee pieces instead of the chocolate. This recipe was inspired by an apple recipe I came across in Fall Baking magazine, and I’m so excited to add this to my fall baking list.

Toffee Caramel Apple Cake


  1. 2 cups granulated sugar
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 1 cup vegetable oil
  4. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 1 tsp baking soda
  8. 3 small granny smith apples, chopped
  9. 1 cup toffee bits, plus more for topping
  10. For the caramel topping
  11. 1/2 cup sugar
  12. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  13. 4 tbsp butter
  14. 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  15. 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Grease 13x9 pan with cooking spray, set aside and do not preheat oven.
  2. Chop apples into small chunks, this will create about 2 1/2 cups of apples; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and oil until smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl sift flour, salt, and baking soda together.
  5. Slowly mix flour mixture into egg mixture until well combined.
  6. Add half of the chopped apples and toffee bits into batter and stir, then add the remaining apples and toffee bits. Gently stir until apples are evenly mixed in.
  7. Spread batter into prepared pan and place in cool oven. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes in a 325 degree oven; allow pan to cool.
  8. For the caramel topping:
  9. In a small saucepan heat sugars, butter, and evaporated milk until boiling. Stir constantly for 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens. Stir in vanilla.
  10. Pour caramel topping over cake, allow the caramel to slightly cool for a minute or two then top with toffee bits.

comfort foods progressive from top to bottom, left to right

Chicken and Dumplings from Kokocooks
Mini Chicken Pot Pies from Katie’s Kucina
Smoked Tri Tip Soup from Yellow Bliss Road
Slow Cooker Chili and Cornbread from Clean and Scentsible
Jambalaya Risotto from Sweet C’s Designs
Chicken Tortilla Soup from Craft Quickies
Slow Cooker Pot Roast from A Glimpse Inside
Taco Pie from Balancing Home
Browned Butter Apple Crisp from White House Black Shutters
Caramel Apple Cake from The Lilypad Cottage
Toffee Caramel Apple Cake from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Homemade Donuts from Crazy Little Projects

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Caramel Apple Cake Recipe

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  1. says

    That looks delish! I did read the recipe…what temp do you set the oven to once you’re placing it in the oven? It’s missing from the recipe :)

  2. says

    I love the way the cake looks and will enjoy it sometime soon maybe next month and maybe this month i don’t know for sure but it certainly Looks Delicious and Oh So Scrumptious mm mm Good !! I agree that caramel and apples are a great combination so together they would be so yummy yum yum !!

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