Caramel Crumble Cake Stuffed Apples

Is there anything better than the smell of apples and cinnamon baking? The answer is probably “the taste of any dessert that involves baked apples and cinnamon.” Now crank that flavor up by adding warm cake, gooey caramel, and rich ice cream, and you have a decadent dessert that has something for everyone. This recipe puts a unique spin on fall’s best flavors and adds a fun presentation for a sweet treat that looks as good as it tastes!


Servings: 6


For the cake:

2 ½ c. unbleached flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. ground cloves

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

1 tsp. baking soda

4 large eggs

1 c. applesauce

1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 ½ c. light brown sugar

1 c. vegetable oil

For the topping:

½ c. light brown sugar

¾ c. unbleached flour

1 ½ tsp. cinnamon

5 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, sliced

6 large apples

2 tbsp. lemon juice

Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Caramel sauce, for serving



1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. To make the cake: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, cloves, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.

3. Add the eggs, applesauce, vanilla extract, light brown sugar, and vegetable oil, and whisk until the batter is thick and smooth.

4. To make the topping: In a medium bowl, use a fork to cut together the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and butter until the mixture resembles wet sand.

5. Cut the tops off the apples and use a spoon to hollow out the centers, making sure to remove all seeds. Place the apples in a baking pan with tall sides. Brush the rims of the apples with lemon juice.

6. Fill the apples with cake batter to ¼-inch below their rims. Sprinkle the topping over the batter.

7. Bake for 30 minutes, until the tops are crisp and golden brown and the cake is baked all the way through.

8. Remove the apples from the oven and serve with ice cream and caramel sauce.

9. Enjoy!

Recipe provided by: Tasty

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