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

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.

DDW October 28, 2007

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.

Kathy in Fla April 20, 2005

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:)

PaulaG April 10, 2005

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