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Apple Sheet Cake With Easy Caramel Icing
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Apple Sheet Cake with Easy Caramel Icing

An easy one bowl apple sheet cake that can be made in 20 minutes or less. Top it with my easy to make caramel buttercream icing for a delicious autumn treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Servings: 12


For the cake

  • 2 medium baking apples
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 2/3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the icing

  • 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups, softened to room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • pinch of salt


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. Peel, core, and coarsely shred one of the apples. Thinly slice remaining apple, removing seeds; cover and set apples aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl whisk together the butter, brown sugar, apple butter, eggs, and vanilla until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; whisk until combined. Fold in diced apples. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake about 30-35 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 4. While the cake is baking, make the icing. Combine the butter and confectioners sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix on low speed at first, then increase the speed until combined. Add in your heavy cream and vanilla extract, and mix on medium to high speed for 8 minutes until light and creamy. Stir in the caramel and final pinch of salt.
  • 5. Using an offset spatula, ice the cooled apple cake.