Apple or Pear Cake

"Absolutely the most delicious, moist cake ever with a decadent topping. Very simple to make, my family just loves this!"
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Oogadee B. photo by Oogadee B.
photo by French Tart photo by French Tart
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 cake




  • Cake:

  • Mix all cake ingredients by hand in order given.
  • Pour in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan or springform pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and remove.
  • Topping:

  • In saucepan mix all ingredients and bring to a slow boil for 3 minutes.
  • Pour over cake and return to oven for 4 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. sqdncrldy
    Do you need to peel the apples before adding to batter?
  2. suzie_bellamy
    Hi, I would like to make this cake for a crowd.......40ish people and was going to multiply the amounts to suit. Can I do that or will it make the cake turn out terrible ? Cheers, Suzie
  3. jackie168
    Could I make this cake with bananas and apple. Made it with pear and apples and turned out delicious


  1. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Yes, awesome is the perfect word to describe this wonderful moist cake! It really deserves more than a five star rating. I made this cake using half and half in place of milk and used fresh pears, and cut down the sugar a bit. The caramel topping was just to die for on the cake. I baked mine in my air convection oven at 325 degrees, and was done in 40 minutes. I can't wait to make this cake again, it was just delicious! Sarahsmomi, thank you so much for sharing another winner!...Kitten:)
  2. Shadowdancer Duskst
    I made this last night and it was utterly delicious! I did do some changes, which I think helped the resulting cake. I grated the apples (I used four smallish green ones) and instead of 1 cup of veg oil, I reduced it to 2/3c and put in 1 cup of milk. I also increased the amount of vanilla to 1 tbsp, and the cinnamon to 3 tsp. Eaten warm, it reminded me of very good carrot cake - except it wasn't carrot! DH LOVED the cake!
  3. FamOf8
    I mixed the cake just like it says in the recipe, but when I got to the part that said to "pour" , I had some serious issues. There was no way this was going to "pour" ! It was so thick that it was more a "dough" than a "batter". Question to the person who posted this: Is something missing in the ingredients that would make this able to "pour" ? Because try as I might...and following this recipe to a "T", it cannot pour. If it was supposed to be "spread in the pan" (which is how this turned out while following the recipe exactly) could you restate that in your recipe so other cooks don't think they've done something wrong while following the recipe?
  4. Jonathan Melendez
    This is a show-stopping apple cake! I loved the caramel topping, which makes the cake super moist. Everyone loved it!
  5. SweetFuzion
    Outstanding! Made this morning and served this evening for a large family gathering and was very pleased with the results. I used 4 golden delicious apples, 1T vanilla and added 1/2 tsp cardomom. I also sprinkled it with walnuts after pouring on the glaze- it was truly enjoyed by all...can't wait to try with pears!


  1. Jonathan Melendez
    Dusted it with a bit of powdered sugar at the end and served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
  2. tonic7777
    Halved. Used both apple and pear. Added walnuts on top while baking.
  3. brandylionnsb
    Cut the sugar in half, added ground ginger, used vegan caramel sauce instead of the sauce listed.
  4. cathie h.
    Added blueberries
  5. JJ L.
    I did not use vanilla. For the eggs I took a substitute because I am allergic to eggs. The substitute I used was 2 tablespoons of water, 1 teaspoon of oil (like corn or vegetable oil) and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. And for the baking soda I just used plain all purpose flour. And I used a pear also. I cut up about half of a pear and put a little in each cupcake. Superb!



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