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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 box golden yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 egg
  • 6 oz. butterscotch chips
  • 2 apples cored and diced {no need to peel}
  • 2 T brown sugar
  • 2 T white sugar
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 caramels cut into 1/4s*


  • Mix dry cake mix with butter and egg until it forms a soft batter and press into a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking oil spray. Flour fingers to keep dough from sticking to your hands.
  • Toss apples with sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon and place on top of batter.
  • Sprinkle with pecans and butterscotch chips.
  • Slowly pour condensed milk overall in a thin stream, covering every section of the pan. Bake at 350.
  • Add caramels during the last five minutes, just to melt, if they bake too long they will get hard.
  • Baking time depends on how much liquid the apples have so time will vary.
  • Check at 30 minutes and then every 5 minutes until cake is brown and set. Mine took 45 minutes. Let cool completely. Cut into squares to serve. Makes 1 9 x 13 cake.


*Be careful not to get the caramels too hard, omit if desired~the cake will still have a rich caramel flavor from the brown sugar and butterscotch chips
Be sure to bake your cake until set, the fresh apples add a lot of moisture!
Keyword apple cake, apple pecan cake with caramel, caramel apple cake