Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake


One of the disadvantages of going some where for Thanksgiving dinner, means there are no leftovers in the house.  Namely…..NO LEFT OVER DESSERTS in the house.

Now, while that SHOULD be a good thing, my sweet tooth was calling over the weekend and I wanted a yummy simple dessert.  I quickly remembered the pie filling and recipes Lucky Leaf had sent me to try, and at the top of our list was Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake.

You may remember some of the other fantastic desserts I’ve made with Lucky Leaf Pie filling, like Angel Food Delight and Sweetheart Cherry Cake .  Their premium pie filling is my very favorite and I love how they “think outside the pie” with many of their recipes!

Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake recipe at

This recipe is the epitome of fall and the holidays.  Every flavor in them reminds me of the season: the spices, the gingerbread, the apples, the caramel. Each element comes through in the finished cake!  Be sure to garnish the top of each serving with a big dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with a little nutmeg.

You’ll impress your guests with this cake and they’ll have no idea how easy it was.

Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake

Yield: 9

Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake


  • 1 package (14.5-ounce) gingerbread mix
  • 1/4 cup caramel-flavored ice cream topping
  • Whipped Cream


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x9x2-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl prepare gingerbread mix according to package directions (mine just needed an egg and some water). Fold the apple pie filling into the batter.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Let cool about 30 minutes. Serve cake with caramel, whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

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29 Responses to “Caramel Apple Gingerbread Cake”

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite posted on November 29, 2010 at 7:11 am (#)

    This cake looks delicious! I love how easy it is to make too!

  2. Emma posted on November 29, 2010 at 7:16 am (#)

    OMGosh! How much i would LoVe some “COOL WHIP” I got addicted to it when i was over there. Not fair they don’t sell it here!!! and nothing even comes close to it! This recipe looks so good…..might have to give it a go i think Thanks for posting it!

  3. Turley Times posted on November 29, 2010 at 7:33 am (#)

    I am totally making this for Christmas – it looks amazing! I love anything caramel apple flavored so this is a must-try. Thanks for sharing.


  4. bridget {bake at 350} posted on November 29, 2010 at 7:37 am (#)

    Gingerbread + caramel?!? YUM, Cheryl! And as always, beautiful picture!!!

  5. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction posted on November 29, 2010 at 8:54 am (#)

    Love the flavors in this cake! It will surely become a favorite at my house!

  6. notyet100 posted on November 29, 2010 at 9:31 am (#)

    cake looks too good,.

  7. Cookbook Queen posted on November 29, 2010 at 9:49 am (#)

    Oh, this looks SOOOO good. I mean, seriously.

    And great pic, btw!!

  8. naomi posted on November 29, 2010 at 10:22 am (#)

    All the flavors of the season is right-yum! It looks fantastic.

  9. Paula posted on November 29, 2010 at 11:28 am (#)

    Wow! This would be a lovely and easy finish to Christmas dinner.

  10. Jamie Cooks It Up! posted on November 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm (#)

    Lovely! What a beautiful shot.

  11. teresa posted on November 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm (#)

    I know you are making LUCKY LEAF proud!
    This looks DELISH!
    I wish I could send you the other half of this HUGE coconut cream pie!
    Sadly…I am tossing it!
    So sad!
    But I must rid my fridge of SWEETS!
    My tummy can’t take it!
    I know this Gingerbread cake was a huge hit in your sweet house!
    I’ve got to email you details on that slideshow I sent you the other day!
    We’ve got to catch up!

  12. Kristen posted on November 29, 2010 at 7:35 pm (#)

    What a decadent looking treat! Yum!

  13. Nancy @SensitivePantry posted on November 29, 2010 at 8:25 pm (#)

    Oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about!

  14. Madigan at madiganmade posted on November 30, 2010 at 5:19 am (#)

    Oh yum! You combined 3 of my favorite things.

  15. the cape on the corner posted on November 30, 2010 at 8:00 am (#)

    wow, that looks deelish and sounds amazing.

  16. Gail@FaithfulnessFarm posted on November 30, 2010 at 8:22 am (#)

    Oh, my this looks devine!! I love gingerbread :)


  17. Sherry posted on November 30, 2010 at 10:01 am (#)

    Oooh! Trying not to lick the screen… YUM!

    Have a great day!

  18. Amanda posted on November 30, 2010 at 10:33 am (#)

    I featured you today over at Today’s Top 20! You did an awesome job!!!


  19. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect posted on November 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm (#)

    We didn’t have any leftover desserts, either! Just dry turkey. (boohoo!!) This looks delicious. My husband loves apple cake, so this might make him just as happy as it does me!

  20. Brenda posted on November 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm (#)

    I love gingerbread with caramel sauce!

  21. Buy Online Food posted on November 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm (#)

    It’s too good to be a true dessert recipe. My family loves apples and ginger. I made this last night for my husband, who insisted I make this recipe for Christmas.

  22. Melody Fury posted on December 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm (#)

    What a stunning holiday recipe! Would you like to submit it to my contest to win a cookbook? Just wanting to share the holiday cheer (and exposure to your blog) Would love for you to win :)

  23. Tickled Red posted on December 4, 2010 at 12:33 pm (#)

    How in the world did I this get past me this week?? Yaowza!! Do you have an crumbs left?

  24. whitney posted on December 4, 2010 at 9:27 pm (#)

    I made this tonight. It was really good. I think the caramel sauces was too much though. Thanks

  25. Elizabeth posted on December 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm (#)

    Cheryl this looks AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing the yummy goodness! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday!

  26. Susie LaBelle posted on December 13, 2010 at 7:12 am (#)

    Hi: made this last night and while it is delicious it took almost an hour to cook till the toothpick thingy came out clean. Also, I flipped it over to let it come out of the pan and the apples on bottom were stuck. I don’t know if it was fully done even then. Did I do something wrong?

  27. buttercream bakehouse posted on October 28, 2012 at 6:25 am (#)

    I will be trying this out soon. Looks delish and is a nice change from typical gingerbread cake.


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