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How To Make Apple Pie Cake

Delicious Apple Spice Layered Cake


Apple Pie Filling Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped gala apples
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Apple Spice Cake Ingredients & Supplies

  • 3/4 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 3 8 inch round cake pans

Cake Frosting Ingredients & Supplies

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 large piping bag with large round tip

Caramel Sauce Ingredients & Supplies

  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 squeeze bottle


  • Once you’ve gathered everything you need, follow these steps for an apple pie cake your whole family will love!

Apple Pie Filling Steps

  • First, melt the butter in a medium pot.
  • Then, stir in the apples, sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of water until combined and bring the mixture to a low simmer.
  • Next, in a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup of water with the cornstarch and whisk lightly until smooth.
  • Then, add the cornstarch mixture to the apples and cook 1-2 minutes more, until the mixture has thickened. Let cool completely.

Apple Spice Cake Steps

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray the round cake pans with baking spray.
  • Beat the butter, sugars, oil, and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy and combined.
  • Next, beat in the eggs one at a time until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and allspice until combined.
  • Gradually beat in the dry ingredients
  • Then, gradually beat in the apple cider and milk until combined and smooth.
  • Next, divide the batter between the 3 cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, remove cakes from cake pans and place onto cake boards.
  • Using a cake leveler, remove the domes of the cakes to create even cake layers for stacking.

Cake Frosting & Building Steps

  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla and cinnamon until combined, smooth and fluffy with peaks.

Building the cake:

  • Using one cake layer, pipe a ring of frosting around the edge of the cake.
  • Then, scoop about ¾ cup of the apple pie filling into the center of the cake.
  • Next, place the second cake layer on top of the pie filling.
  • Pipe another ring of frosting around the edge of the cake and fill it with ¾ cup off the apple pie filling. Place the third cake layer on top.
  • Finally place cake into the fridge while you make the caramel sauce.

Caramel Sauce Steps

  • First, combine all ingredients into a medium pot over medium heat.
  • Whisk the mixture gradually until it begins to boil.
  • Then, remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, pour caramel sauce into the squeeze bottle.
  • Remove the cake from the fridge and pipe dollops of the caramel sauce down the sides of the cake and cover the entire top of the cake.
  • Then, take remaining frosting and pipe dollops around the top of the cake. Optional: Top with cinnamon sticks.
  • Enjoy your delicious apple pie cake!