Eggless Caramel Apple Cake

Eggless Caramel Apple Cake

The Eggless Caramel Apple cake is the perfect Fall cake to make with the apples that are in plenty, this season.A deliciously gooey recipe, where fresh crisp apples meet caramel scrumptiousness.

Infused with Fall spices like cinnamon and topped with caramel, this moist cake is a hot favorite and can be eaten plain or with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

A quick and easy recipe, can be made with a single bowl and a whisk.There is absolutely no need to use a hand mixer, unless you want to use one.

How to make Eggless Caramel Apple Cake

What are the best apples for baking this cake?

We all like delicious crispy apples, right? Some of us eat it plain or some others dip it in peanut butter, before taking a bite, either way they taste good. Baking with apples however is a different story.

The best apples for baking keep their structure, and do not turn mushy with the heat of the oven.They need to remain as chunky little crispy bites even when baked.

There are 5-6 varieties of apples that suit these needs the best. They are:

  • Jonagold -These apples are tart with a honeyed sweetness.They hold up exceptionally well in the oven. They don’t store well, however, so use them early in the fall at their peak.
  • Honeycrisp – The “go to apples” when it comes to baking in our opinion. Their crisp texture is guaranteed to hold firm, in the oven and their juicy sweet and tart taste is a sure winner. They are delicious eaten plain or in a baked recipe .These were the apples of our choice for this recipe.
  • Braeburn – This superbly crisp apple has a concentrated taste and bakes up juicy but not mushy.
  • Mutsu /Crispin – They are similar in flavor to Golden Delicious, in that they are less tart and are firm fleshed. They retain their structure well when it comes to baking .
  • Winesap -Intensely flavored with deep cider-y notes, they will hold their own flavor in any recipe even if mixed with other dry fruits like figs. These apples resist breaking down during cooking and deliver great complexity to baked goods.
  • Pink Lady : Balanced between sweet, tart, and tannic notes., this apple will retain its distinct shape when baked. 

Personally, I wouldn’t use Granny Smith apples for this recipe ( though they are baking apples) simply because the cake does not stay that long in the oven, with this one, for the apples to be softened.

Tip : Remember when it comes to baking with apples, we’re looking for a specific type, for a specific purpose.

For this recipe, you don’t even have to peel the apples, just chop them into little even chunks and add them in.

Would you use cake flour?

Since I did not have cake flour handy, I used all purpose flour for this recipe.It turned out soft and delicious.

Using cake flour makes your cake softer and more tender.

Is cake flour the same as all purpose flour?

Cake flour is a low protein flour that’s milled into a fine consistency. It contains about 7-9% protein, while allpurpose flour, a harder flour, has anywhere between 10-12% protein.

Cake flour’s lower protein means less gluten is formed as you mix the batter together.

It is your preference totally.

What caramel sauce do I use?

You can use a store bought caramel sauce or make one at home yourself.

For this recipe, we used a store bought caramel sauce.

How to make caramel at home?

If you are planning to make your own, here are the steps to follow:

  • Stir 1 cup of sugar, 2tbsp corn syrup and 2 tbsp of water together in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 5 minutes, until the mix starts to brown.Remove from microwave and set aside for another 5 minutes till the mixtures starts to darken to a rich honey brown.
  • Slowly add 1/2 cup of heavy cream into the hot mixture and continue stirring to prevent lumps. You can always microwave for a minute if the mixture starts to lump.
  • Now to this add 2 tbsp of butter and 1 tsp of vanilla extract, whisk together and it is ready to use.
  • If not using immediately store it in the refrigerator in a tight sealed container to use it later.Warm slightly before using .

You can make the caramel sauce in advance which makes it super easy and quick to throw this cake together. If the sauce has been refrigerated, warm it up in the microwave for a minute or so to loosen it up before using in the recipe.

What is the egg substitute used in this recipe?

Since all our recipes are eggless, we use Flaxseed powder to substitute for eggs.

Soaking the Flaxseed powder (3 tbsp) soaked in lukewarm water ( 6-8 tbsp) will soften the flaxseeds into a fine paste.This paste is then added to the recipe instead of eggs.

We have always got soft, moist and fluffy cakes using flaxseed powder each time.

Note : If you are using eggs, then you may add 1 egg per 1 tbsp flax seed powder.

Can I use plain yogurt for this recipe?

  • Plain yogurt/curds
  • Greek yogurt
  • Buttermilk
  • Sour cream

You could use any of the above for this recipe. They all work!

Do I need to use butter for this caramel cake recipe?

This cake is a no butter recipe, unlike most cake recipes.

Any type of neutral flavored oil like canola, avocado or sunflower oil, works well in this recipe.Do not be tempted to substitute butter, as the oil keeps the cake light yet moist at the same time. And the flavor is delicious.

What kind of cake pan do I use for this recipe?

You can use an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, with the sides at least 2 inches tall.Here are some choices for you to pick from.

When the cake starts to bake, you will find the caramel starts to find its way up the sides of the pan or bubble over the pan, hence a sheet pan works well for this recipe.

Once you remove the cake from the pan, you can serve the cake as is or can brush more caramel sauce on the sides and top before you serve.it is totally up to you, as to how sweet you want to make your cake.

Eggless Caramel Apple Cake Baking: Step by Step pictures

Eggless Caramel Apple Cake
How to make Eggless Caramel Apple Cake?

Caramel Apple Cake recipe

Eggless Caramel Apple Cake

Eggless Caramel Apple Cake

Recipe by Maya Shetty
Course: APPLE, CAKES & BAKES
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Servings

10

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

365

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

Ingredients

  • For the apple topping
  • 1/2 1/2 – 1 cup Caramel sauce store bought or homemade

  • 1 tsp 1 Ground Cinnamon

  • 2 2 -3 Apples diced 1/2 inch pieces

  • For the cake
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Plain yogurt

  • 1 cup 1 Brown Sugar

  • 3 tbsp 3 Flaxseed powder ( soaked in 3tbsp of water) soaked in lukewarm water for a few minutes

  • 1 tsp 1 Vanilla Extract

  • 2 tsp 2 Baking Powder

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Salt

  • 1 1/2 cup 1 1/2 All Purpose Flour

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 Canola Oil or any neutral flavored oil

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175˚C). Spray an 8-inch round cake pan (with at least 2-inch tall sides) with baking spray. Line bottom of the pan with parchment paper and spray parchment paper lightly. Set aside.
  • For the apple topping:
  • Pour ½ cup of caramel sauce into the prepared pan. Tilt the pan to cover the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with the cinnamon then add the diced apple in an even layer. Apples should cover the caramel sauce.
  • For the cake
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sugar, flaxseed paste and vanilla until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the all-purpose flour. Whisk to combine. You might see a few lumps, don’t worry , coz you will work them out after you add the oil.
  • Add the oil and whisk/mix well. Keep whisking fast as it will slowly thicken, if using a hand mixer, it will be a lot easier to mix. At first, the oil may seem to separate, but keep stirring till a nice and smooth mix is achieved.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan. Bake for 50 minutes. Check through the glass door to see if it is browning uniformly.Next test with a tooth pick or fork to see if the center comes out clean. The cake should spring back when you insert the toothpick or fork, to consider it baked. if not it will fall flat once removed.
  • Cover loosely with silver foil if the cake is brown near the end and is still not completely baked.
  • If using an instant thermometer to check if the cake is done, then the internal temp should be 205-210˚F.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in the pan then invert the pan onto a plate or platter.
  • Give the pan a firm little shake. You should hear the cake drop onto the plate. Slowly and carefully lift the pan off of the cake.
  • Use a pastry brush, to brush a little of the extra caramel sauce around the edges of the cake.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream and extra caramel sauce, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

10 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories365
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 12g 19%
    • Saturated Fat 1g 5%
  • Cholesterol 2mg 1%
  • Sodium 248mg 11%
  • Potassium 237mg 7%
  • Total Carbohydrate 65g 22%
    • Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    • Sugars 26g
  • Protein 3g 6%

  • Vitamin A 1%
  • Vitamin C 2%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 6%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

List of my other baked recipes

Check out my other baked bread recipes below, if you wish to try making some in your own kitchen.Some sweet, some savory, for your interest.

The Bottom Line

Give our Eggless Caramel Apple Cake a try, with the apples you brought from the orchards this season. Let’s assure you once you do, it will soon become your family’s favorite Fall cake.It is that good.

Be it for potluck parties or family gatherings, our Eggless Caramel Apple cake is going to be a sure winner.This flavorful cake remains moist as long as it lasts, if it lasts at all !

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Danielle M. Ardizzone
2 years ago

Oooh, this looks so dense and rich! Sinful!

Chelsea
Chelsea
2 years ago

This looks so yummy and I think I can sub the plain yogurt for a plant-based yogurt to keep it dairy free. Flax eggs are such a great egg replacement in baking dishes. Can’t wait to try this!

Marianne
Marianne
2 years ago

Looks delicious. I would sub in pears for the apples as I am allergic, but it would be a perfect Fall dessert!

Melissa Jones
2 years ago

I’ve never heard of a caramel apple cake, but it looks amazing!

Barbara
2 years ago

Wow this sounds interesting!

Cindy Moore
Cindy Moore
2 years ago

Sounds amazing! And I might be able to veganize this recipe.

Tiffany Smith
Tiffany Smith
2 years ago

This looks so good!!

Cecile Leger
2 years ago

This recipe look so delicious. I love cooking with apples this time of the year. I’m sure the boys would like to try this cake.

Lisa, Casey, Barrett Dog
Lisa, Casey, Barrett Dog
2 years ago

What a great recipe! Thank you for sharing.