Delicious Caramel Apple Poke Cake


This is our favorite cake! It is a warm gooey caramel apple slice of hearty goodness! My mother-in-law introduced this recipe to me and I have to share it! It goes perfectly with vanilla ice cream!!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
1 9x13-inch cake


  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 cups chopped Winesap apples

  • 2 ½ cups sifted self-rising flour

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.

  2. Combine white sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add apples, flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and cinnamon; beat until a thick batter forms. Spread batter in the prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Poke holes in the hot cake with a fork.

  4. Combine brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil; cook for 2 1/2 minutes. Pour immediately over the warm cake. Let cake sit for 3 hours to soak up the glaze.

Cook's Note:

We usually don't wait the entire 3 hours after adding the glaze to eat it because we are too impatient. After an hour is still just as good, in my opinion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

543 Calories
31g Fat
65g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 543
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 39%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 104mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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