Caramel Apple Upside Down Bundt Cake

This Caramel Apple Upside Down Bundt Cake is rich, sweet, loaded with apple flavor, and most importantly, easy to make! It’s as easy as it is delicious.

birds eye image of caramel apple upside day bundt cake on a white cake stand

Most people lose their marbles over pumpkin spice when fall rolls around, and while we love our pumpkin spice, we would submit that the true star of the season is apples. Oh, yeah. We said what we said.

If you feel the same, then get ready for a delicious, sweet apple treat that will have you reaching for your flannel and knit caps along with your forks!

close up of a slice of caramel apple upside down bundt cake on a red and white checkered plate

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of ingredients.
  • It’s semi-homemade and ridiculously easy to make.
  • It’s loaded with caramel, apple pie filling, and spice cake which makes it perfect for the fall season.

🛒Ingredients

You only need a few simple ingredients to help you make this perfect fall dessert recipe. Gather these ingredients and get ready to enjoy a slice of this caramel apple bundt cake.

  • Apple pie filling
  • Spice cake mix
  • Apple cider or apple juice
  • Vegetable oil
  • Eggs
  • Caramel sauce

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Caramel Apple Upside Down Bundt Cake

This recipe uses boxed cake mix and canned apple pie filling, which means it’s super easy to make. It only takes a handful of steps.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and thoroughly coat a bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2: Mix the Batter

Beat the cake mix, apple cider, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a large bowl until well combined.

apple pie filling in the bottom of a greased baking pan

Step 3: Bake

Spread the canned pie filling evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan, then, pour the spice cake batter over the filling. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

batter into a greased baking pan on a white background

Step 4: Cool and Serve

Let the cake cool in the pan until you can safely handle it. Then, flip it out onto a serving dish, drizzle with caramel, and enjoy!

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this delicious cake recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Favorite Fruit – Use any of your favorite fruit pie filling for this cake. They all work well.
  • Plain – If you don’t like spice cake, you can use white, vanilla, or yellow cake along with the apple filling for a tasty dessert.

If you love bundt cake, you have to try this delicious hummingbird bundt cake recipe!

side view of a whole caramel upside down bundt cake on white cake stand

🥄 Equipment

The easy train just keeps on chugging down the tasty track. You don’t need much of anything to make this recipe.

  • Bundt pan
  • Measuring cup
  • Mixing bowl
  • Nonstick spray

🥫 Storage

Store your leftovers in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 4 to 5 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container.

💭 Tips

We only have a couple of tips for you for this recipe. It’s so easy, that you would have to actively try to ruin it. Yay!

  • Spray every nook and cranny of your bundt pan with nonstick spray to prevent sticking.
  • There is no such thing as overdoing it when it comes to spraying your pan with nonstick spray. Just use a paper towel to wipe out any excess.
  • Cool for cake on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before you flip it to remove it from the pan.
  • Top a slice of this cake with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this caramel apple upside down cake recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How do you keep bundt cakes from sticking?

Grease or spray your pan thoroughly before adding the batter. Get it into every nook and cranny. Even one ungreased spot on the pan can ruin your cake. And NEVER flour your bundt pan. You want the surface to be slippery.

How long is apple cake good?

It will last for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

How do you freeze this cake?

Wrap the cake tightly in a double layer of cling wrap and then place it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag.

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birds eye image of caramel apple upside day bundt cake on a white cake stand

Caramel Apple Upside Down Bundt Cake

Caramel apple upside down bundt cake features sweet pie filling, spice cake, and caramel sauce. It's an easy, semi-homemade treat you'll love!
3.20 from 15 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 409kcal

Equipment

  • Bundt pan
  • measuring cup
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Nonstick spray
  • Wire cooling rack

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces apple pie filling
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • Caramel sauce for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a Bundt cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Spread the apple pie filling in an even layer in the bottom of the cake pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, apple cider, vegetable oil, and eggs until smooth and well combined.
  • Pour the batter over the top of the apple pie filling.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool until the pan is safe to touch, then flip it over onto a serving dish. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the top of the cake before serving.

Notes

  • Spray every nook and cranny of your bundt pan with nonstick spray to prevent sticking.
  • There is no such thing as overdoing it when it comes to spraying your pan with nonstick spray. Just use a paper towel to wipe out any excess.
  • Cool for cake on a wire rack for at least 15 minutes before you flip it to remove it from the pan.
  • Top a slice of this cake with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra special treat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg

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