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Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake – a moist cinnamon cake, topped with sweet caramel apples and a buttery crumb topping. It is done in 45 minutes from start to finish, and it’s the perfect cake to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea once the weather cools.

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

 

Pies and tarts aren’t that common in Norway. Whenever you go into a store and ask for a pie pan, they come back with a tart pan. So even though pies aren’t that common here, we still enjoy a lot of the same flavors.

 

A thing I’ve really started to love after starting food blogging, it’s crumble pies. They are so easy to make, and can use any kind of fruit that’s in season now. Like rhubarb crumble pie for spring!

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

 

One of them being the fall harvest of sweet apples. An abundance of apples result in sweet bakes in the form of cakes. I am not that fond of the traditional Norwegian apple cake – though I think I’m the odd one here, because my parents and my boyfriend LOVE this cake – and it’s highly popular. It’s filled with almonds and the apples are more inside the cake itself. I chose to use less apples, and placed them on top instead.

 

My sister agrees with me that this apple pie cake with salted caramel is the best apple cake she’s ever tried, so you should definitely try it my way too!

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

 

Loving the flavors of the cake, so in case I didn’t like the apples, I could just shove them off. I know, I know, I am such a sissy. But this was perfect! This is definitely my kind of apple pie cake. Flavorful, super simple and comforting. And who doesn’t love caramel with apples? A divine combination!

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

 

Pre heat your oven to 180C. Take your 18cm baking pan and cover the bottom with parchment paper and grease the sides.

 

Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In another bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer, mix cold butter and sugar into a white and fluffy consistency. Add the egg and vanilla into the sugar mixture. Mix together sour cream and milk.

 

Alternate between adding the dry flour mixture and the sour cream milk into the sugar mixture. I added 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/2 of the sour cream milk, and continue until everything is incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

 

Core and peel your apple, and slice into thin slices. Mix with cinnamon. Top your batter with the apple slices. I like to even them out and completely cover the batter. Drizzle caramel on top.

 

Mix all the ingredients for the cinnamon crumb together using either a cookie cutter or a fork. Mix until the butter is at least pea sized in shape. Cover the apple pie cake with the cinnamon crumb.

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

 

Bake in the oven at 180C for around 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick in the cake comes out clean. Cool the apple pie cake in the pan before serving. Drizzle with more caramel, if desired.

 

To really get into the Fall frame of mind, I suggest eating a slice of this Caramel Apple Pie Cake with a delicious mug of Pumpkin Spice Latte. It’s so easy and ready in about 5 minutes!

 

Enjoy!

 

If you’re ready for more salted caramel (it can never be too much salted caramel!) I can recommend these salted caramel filled milk chocolates, salted caramel macarons, caramel marshmallows or even Guinness salted caramel brownies!

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

 

Fall Harvest Treats:

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts, either in the comment section below, or tag @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!

 

 

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb

Simple Caramel Apple Pie Cake with Cinnamon Crumb Topping

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A moist cinnamon cake, topped with sweet caramel apples and a buttery crumb topping. It is done in 1 hour from start to finish, and it's the perfect cake to enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea once the weather cools. 

Ingredients

Cake

  • 150 gr flour, 1 cup and 3 tbsp
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 70 gr softened butter, 1/4 cup and 2 tsp
  • 110 gr sugar, 1/2 cup and 2 tsp
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 60 ml sour cream, 1/4 cup
  • 60 ml milk, 1/4 cup

Apples

  • 230 gr apples, Around 2 medium, peeled apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp salted caramel sauce*

Cinnamon Crumb

  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp cold butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

The Cake

  1. Pre heat your oven to 180C (350F). Take your 20cm (8 inch) baking pan and cover the bottom with parchment paper and grease the sides.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl. In another bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer, mix softened butter and sugar into a white and fluffy consistency. Add the egg and vanilla into the sugar mixture. Mix together sour cream and milk. 
  3. Alternate between adding the dry flour mixture and the sour cream milk into the sugar mixture. I added 1/3 of the flour mixture, then 1/2 of the sour cream milk, and continue until everything is incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.

The Apples

  1. Core and peel your apples, and slice into thin slices. Mix with cinnamon. Top your batter with the apple slices. I like to even them out and completely cover the batter. Drizzle caramel on top. 

The Cinnamon Crumb

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the cinnamon crumb together using either a cookie cutter or a fork. Mix until the butter is at least pea sized in shape. Cover the apple pie cake with the cinnamon crumb.

Bake it!

  1. Bake on the middle rack in the oven for around 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick in the cake comes out clean. Cool the apple pie cake in the pan before serving. Drizzle with more caramel, if desired.

Notes

* Recipe for a Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel can be found in this link. Any type of caramel sauce can be used, but this is so easy, why not make it yourself!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 8.6gSaturated Fat: 5.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 33.4gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 17.3gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, estimate for informational purposes only.

Did you make this recipe?

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Stephanie Simmons

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Oh my word! This looks like the ultimate fall dessert! I definitely need to make this one :)

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

Thank you so much, dear Stephanie!

Chef Mireille

Sunday 9th of September 2018

that cake looks so amazing - would love a piece right now with the coffee I am drinking and the crumb topping really puts it over the top!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 11th of September 2018

The crumb topping is so delicious! I think I need to have crumb topping on everything now.. Thank you so much!

Adriana Lopez Martin

Sunday 9th of September 2018

What a nice dessert for this autumn season. Love caramel and apples and your idea of pairing them with a cake are fabulous. I am attending a meeting with friends and I need to bring dessert making yours for sure looks such a winner recipe to surprise them all!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Thank you so much! I hope you and your friends will love it, enjoy!

Jacqueline Debono

Saturday 8th of September 2018

Apple cakes are my favourite desserts! This one looks divinely delicious. I love the addition of caramel

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Thank you so much!

Mirlene

Saturday 8th of September 2018

What a great way to bring in fall. I love apple pies, so I am certain I will enjoy this cake. I can just imagine the smell of the apples and cinnamon as the cake bakes. Not to mention a great alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie dessert for Thanksgiving.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 9th of September 2018

It smells so good in the entire house when baking cakes like these. Thank you so much!

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