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Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle

Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #cake #recipe

My daughter loves apples … and caramel.

When I returned from my work trip to Colorado, I got to see my boy the next morning after I returned … and then we had a quick lunch together before he had to be out on the soccer fields, but my girl was staying with her grandparents. I hadn’t seen her for over a week and I wouldn’t see her until Sunday. So I thought I would make her something special as a surprise. An apple cake with caramel sauce sounded like just the thing.

The smile on her face when she saw the cake just melted my heart. And then she gave me a big hug. That was worth the world to me. I had a great trip to Colorado, but oh I missed my sweetie girl.

Apple Cake with Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Drizzle

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 cake, or about 12 servings

Apple Cake with Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Drizzle


    Wet ingredients:
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • And the rest:
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • Cinnamon Coconut Caramel sauce (recipe here)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-inch round baking pan by spraying with cooking spray, then dust with flour.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs until they are frothy, then, with the beater on, add the sugar just a bit at a time (like a Tablespoon or so), beating as you add the sugar for about 3 minutes total. Add the oil and vanilla and blend shortly to mix.
  3. Now put away the beaters and get out your mixing spoon. Fold in the yogurt and applesauce, then stir in the dry ingredients JUST until mixed. Chop up one of the 3 apples (or about 1/3 of the slices) into small chunks and fold it into the batter.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Arrange the remaining apple slices on top. Bake at 350 F. for about 45 - 55 minutes or until a wooden pick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. While the cake is baking, prepare the coconut caramel sauce (recipe here) and set aside. When the cake is done, drizzle the apples with caramel sauce. Serve with extra caramel sauce for drizzling.


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #apple #cake #recipe

This recipe was shared at Scrumptious SundaySweet & Savory Sunday, What to Do WeekendsThe Weekend re-TreatMop it Up MondayFull Plate ThursdayA is for Apples LinkyKeep Calm & Cook On – Apples and Foodie Friends Friday.

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6 Responses

  1. Pingback: » Cinnamon Coconut Caramel Sauce Sumptuous Spoonfuls

  2. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    June 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

  3. This looks so yummy. I love apples and caramel. I am going to have to make it soon. Pinning it. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I hope that you will join us again next week.

    June 23, 2013 at 3:16 am

  4. Deb

    I wanted to let you know how glad I was that you shared your Apple Cake with Coconut Caramel Drizzle. Your recipe has been the hit of my Link Party this week. Thanks for stopping by and sharing! Be sure to check back at Dial M for Moms on Monday. Love for you to share another decadent dessert. -Deb (DialMforMoms.com)

    August 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    • Ann

      Oh that makes me so happy, Deb! Thank you for letting me know … I’ll definitely be back 🙂

      August 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

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