Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This tastes just like the red candy apples that we are all so familiar with. The apples are cooked in a mixture that includes red hot cinnamon candies, then placed in the bottom of a baking pan and topped with the yellow sour cream cake batter. Cake is inverted over a serving platter when done and the red apple topping makes for a great presentation. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 13x9 baking pan with non stick spray.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the cinnamon candies, sugar, 1/2 cup of apple juice and food coloring and heat over high heat, stirring constantly until candy dissolves.
  3. Add apples and bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir occasionally for 5 to 7 minutes or until apples are tender.
  4. Spoon filling into baking pan.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine all cake ingredients and mix well.
  6. Spoon over the apple mixture, spreading to completely cover the apples.
  7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool slightly, then invert over a large serving platter.
  9. Cool completely, then cut into squares to serve.
Most Helpful

3 5

I thought this cake was going to be a winner with the family and it just wasn't. The cake flavor is wonderful, they didn't like the cinnamon candy in the apples. I was very surprised at this, I liked it. But I'm thinking I could make the apples plain, and spice them more like apple pie and then proceed with the rest of the recipe because the cake is really good.

4 5

This was very simple to make. I made it in a tube pan and it made a beautiful presentation. Followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for posting.

5 5

We really enjoyed this. The real challenge was finding the red hots :lol:! I accidentially added 3 eggs instead of the 2 and used plain yogurt for the sour cream. This is different from most cakes and enjoyable! Thanks:)