Gooey Caramel Apple Pecan Cake

Apples, apples everywhere! Cider, juice, sauce, cake, bread, pies…oh my!

With breezy leaves starting to change color and drop to the ground, crunchy apples perfect for picking, pumpkins ready to carve, fall is one of our favorite seasons!

This recipe is one that I came up with while adapting a very basic base recipe. We love pecans, we love caramel and we love them together. Throw in apples and the right amount of cinnamon, and you have a perfect fall dessert! I promise, even the pickiest eaters will enjoy this decadent delight!

This recipe is great because it requires minimal ingredients and is super easy to follow!


1/2 c butter softened

1 c brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 c flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

2 c chopped apples


1/2 c butter

1/2 c brown sugar

1/4-1/2 c chopped pecans



Cream together butter and sugar. Add the egg. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Next, fold the apples in and pour into a greased 8×8 pan. It is not a thin mixture so you can actually press the batter right into the pan. The batter will feel too thick. It’s not.


On the stovetop in a small sauce pan, melt the butter, then add brown sugar and pecans. Once everything is melted and looks like caramel, remove from heat. Pour the caramel mixture evenly over the cake batter and bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. The cake is pretty gooey, so it will take a bit of time to cool and set up before serving.

This has quickly become one of our favorite fall apple recipes. It is quick and easy to make, and more importantly, you probably already have the ingredients on hand. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!!

Adapted recipe: Cooking with the Horse and Buggy People II

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