Mom's Best Apple Cake With Caramel Frosting

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 1hr 35mins
YIELD: 1 cake


  • Cake
  • 1
    cup vegetable oil (I know of people who sub all or half applesauce)
  • 2
    cups sugar
  • 1 12
    teaspoons vanilla
  • 2
    cups flour (may use 1/2 cup whole wheat flour in place of 1/2 cup white flour)
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12 - 1
    teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
  • 14
    teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 3
    cups apples, peeled and diced
  • Topping
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 14
    cup milk (may sub almond milk or other non dairy milk)


  • Preheat oven to 350*F. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Cake: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the flour, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg(if using), and baking soda. Beat together until well-incorporated. Stir in the apples.
  • Pour the cake batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 55 – 60 minutes. Cool completely before adding the topping.
  • Topping: In a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils. Boil without stirring for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately spread over the top of the cooled cake. Let sit for an hour prior to serving.