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Caramel Apple Cake Recipe


1 Hr.
50 Min.
Skill Level:
12 servings

This delightful dessert captures all the cozy vibes of autumn in every bite. Caramel Apple Cake features diced Golden Delicious apples tossed in melted HERSHEY’S CHIPITS Butterscotch Chips inside a fluffy spice cake and drizzled with a decadent butterscotch-caramel topping. Everyone will “fall” for this cake!

Ingredients & Directions

Bake Time
50 minutes
Cool Time
10 minutes


  • 2 tbsps
    35% whipping cream (30 mL)
  • 3 cups
    diced peeled Golden Delicious apples (750 mL)
  • 3/4 cup
    butter, softened (175 mL)
  • 1 cup
    packed brown sugar (250 mL)
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla (5 mL)
  • 2 1/2 cups
    all-purpose flour (625 mL)
  • 2 tsps
    baking powder (10 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt (2 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon (5 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg (1 mL)
  • caramel topping (recipe follows)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
springform pan 9-Inch (23 cm) Springform Pan
measuring cups Measuring Cups
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer

Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease 9-inch (23 cm) springform or square baking pan.


In medium bowl in microwave, or in saucepan, melt 2/3 cup (150 mL) butterscotch chips and 2 tbsp (30 mL) cream. Stir vigorously until smooth. Stir in apples to coat well; set aside.


In large bowl with electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until creamy.


In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix into creamed mixture. Stir in apple mixture. Spread in prepared pan.


Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes. Remove outer band from springform; let cool to room temperature. Serve with Caramel Topping if desired.

Caramel Topping: Melt 3/4 cup (175 mL) HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Butterscotch Chips and 3 tbsps (45 mL) whipping cream as in Step Two. Stir vigorously until smooth. Spoon warm over cake slices. May be re-heated.