Recipe: Gluten-Free Harvest Apple Cake with Caramel Frosting

Updated: Nov. 3, 2017 at 8:09 AM EDT
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FOX19 - Here is a recipe from Karri Perry with the Blue Ribbon Kitchen.


1 bag Pamela's Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix – available at Whole Foods or order via Amazon

½ cup oil

3 eggs, large

? cup buttermilk

2 tsp apple pie spice

1 ½ cups peeled and diced apples (small dice)

½ cup toasted walnuts, chopped (optional)


Preheat oven to 325°.

Beat eggs, oil, and buttermilk.  Add boxed gluten free cake mix and spices, mix until incorporated. Gently fold in apples. Add chopped toasted walnuts if using.

Pour into a greased 9x9 baking dish.

Bake on middle rack of the oven for 35-40 minutes- or until a toothpick comes out cleanly.

Allow cake to cool to room temperature before adding caramel frosting.

Caramel Frosting:

1 cup of dark brown sugar

1 stick of unsalted butter

2 Tablespoons heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla

¾ cup confectioner's sugar

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar, cook until boiling.  Add heavy cream and return to a boil.  Remove from heat and add the vanilla.  Let mixture cool, about 45 minutes.  While mixture is still warm, add confectioner's sugar, whisk until smooth.  Drizzle warm caramel frosting onto the cooled apple cake.  Decorate with a few chopped walnuts if desired.

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