Breakfast, Dessert

Salted Caramel Apple Cake

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Steam Time 20 mins
  • Bake Time 10 mins
  • Total 45 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 10

 You will not be able to put your fork down! This Salted Caramel Apple Cake is gooey, rich, and just what you need to celebrate the Fall season.

TIP: Using a mandolin slicer will help cut very thinly sliced apples for this recipe.


  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Eggs

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat, Milk/Dairy, Eggs

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For the Sauce

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, very thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cake

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sea salt for topping


  • Medium Bowl
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Hand Mixer
  • 8-inch Cake Pan
  • Crisper Tray
  • Step 1

    Pour 2 cups of water into the pot. Push in the legs on the Crisper Tray, then place the try in the bottom of the pot. Spray the Multi-Purpose Pan (or 8-inch round baking pan) with cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    Melt ½ cup of butter in a medium saucepan. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla. Keep over medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes until smooth and thickened slightly. Pour the caramel into the greased cake pan and top with the apple slices.

  • Step 3

    Add the remaining 1/2 cup of butter and brown sugar to a medium bowl and using a hand mixer, beat until creamy. Add the eggs and milk and beat until incorporated. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Pour the cake batter on top of the caramel and apple in the cake pan. Place pan on the tray.

  • Step 4

    Close the lid and flip the SmartSwitch™ to Rapid Cooker. Select STEAM & BAKE, set temperature to 325°F, and set time for 10 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will steam for approximately 20 minutes before crisping).

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, check doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, carefully remove the tray with pan and let cool for 10 minutes. If the toothpick comes out with batter stuck to it, continue to bake until cooked all the way through. Once cooled, sprinkle with sea salt and serve.