Fresh Apple Cake and Apple Cider Caramels

Fresh Apple Cake is one of my favorite cakes to make during the holidays.

Fresh Apple Cake

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
2 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Course Dessert


  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour tube pan.
  • Place oil and sugar in a mixing bowl and blend with mixer.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat each egg into the oil and sugar mixture.
  • Add salt, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla.
  • Add flour, one cup at a time, stirring to combine and then fold in walnuts, apples and coconut.
  • Pour batter into a tube pan that has been greased and floured.
  • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ovens vary in temperature, so watch the cake carefully so it will not burn. A knife should not "come out clean" when baking this cake. It should have a little of the moistness of the cake batter on it. If the knife comes out clean then the cake will be dry.
  • To make sauce to pour over cake: In a large saucepan combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 buttermilk, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Bring to a rapid bowl stirring constantly (about 2 minutes).
  • Pour sauce over cake while cake is still in the pan. Run a knife around the pan to make sure sauce seeps down sides and around hole in the middle. Wait for sauce to seep into cake.
  • Let cake cool in the pan for an hour and a half before turning out onto a cake plate. Let cool 2 to 3 hours.

A friend of mine makes the BEST Apple Cider Caramels. These luscious caramels get their tangy sweetness from apple cider with just a hint of sea salt. Find the recipe HERE.

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  1. I’m having no success in getting the Apple Cider Caramels recipe! The link just won’t work! Can I find it somewhere else?
    Thank you!!!

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