Sunday, October 18, 2015

Crock Pot Caramel Apple Cake

Can you believe it's October?  I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful fall season.  We've been blessed with amazing weather.  I'm hoping for a few more weeks before .....  winter!!  What else reminds you of fall?  Apples?  A couple of weeks ago Tim went with our friend the landscaper to pick apples.  Tim brought me home at least 4 dozen.

The third Monday of the month brings us Secret Recipe Club.  You can find out about this group, here!  For October SRC I was assigned Melissa's Cuisine.  A little about Melissa and her blog....

Let's start with the basics...I'm in my early 20's and I have been married to my sweet husband, Mike, since 2010.  We live in West Michigan with our adorable puppy, Champ.  We have a beautiful baby girl, Summer.  During the day, I am the office manager at a busy (and growing) counseling agency.  I spend most of my free time in the kitchen, so I've started running to avoid gaining a ton of weight from all the food I make!  So far, I've run a handful of 5k races and a half marathon.  I've recently discovered a passion for health and fitness and I love working out!  

I've only made a dessert in the slow cooker one time.  A camping weekend several years ago, I tried a chocolate cake.   It was delicious and fudgy and so easy in the slow cooker.  Tim had requested an apple crisp, busy making jam, apple butter and apple sauce with my bounty of apples, I decided to make this cake.  It's moist and delicious and quick to put together.  A perfect fall dessert.

Crock Pot Caramel Apple Cake
Recipe Courtesy of Melissa's Cuisine
1 C flour 
3/4 C brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large apples, peeled and diced
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
Caramel Topping

1.  In a medium bowl, mix together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

2.  Add diced apples to flour mixture and stir to coat.

3.  In a small bowl, mix eggs and vanilla.

4.  Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and gently stir.  

5.  Pour into a greased crock-pot.

6.  Cover and bake on high for 2 hours. 

7.  Drizzle with warmed caramel topping before serving. Serve along side whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.  

Note: This recipe is the perfect size for a small crock pot, if you're using a larger one, you may want to double the recipe.  


  1. Surprise, I had your blog this month as my SRC assignment, and made your yummy tomato soup. So good! Your Apple cake looks delicious, and I love how it's cooked in a crock pot. PINed it. ☺

    Happy reveal day!

  2. I'm amazed you got it out of the CP in one piece! Sounds like a nice easy recipe:@)

  3. I love using my crockpot and this looks fantastic!!! :-)

  4. I am loving all of the crock pot dishes this reveal. It must be Fall.

  5. how fun to make a crockpot cake! i want to try this :)

  6. why hello, easy dessert idea! I am totally digging this as I could make this dairy-free for my kids in a snap! I use a homemade coconut cream caramel sauce for the top and I think it would be a winner!

  7. Apple cake in the slow cooker?! YES PLEASE!!! This is just wonderful. It looks so deliciously moist too :)

  8. I love apple season! And your cake looks amazing.

  9. Ahhh you had me at caramel! Wow this sounds so good! Mmmm autumn is sure in the air and I love. Save me a slice ;D


  10. I've been trying to get my apple fix this fall and this cake looks delicious, Julie! We've been enjoying some great weather too. We all know that can change any day now!

  11. OMG! A cake you can make in the crock pot. I need to make this tomorrow!!


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