Apple Cake Sundae

Apple Cake Sundae – A simple, yet delicious fall treat! Homemade apple cake topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a caramel sauce drizzle!

Apple Cake Sundae

Apple Cake Sundae

Welcome to Freaky Friday – Fall Edition! This is my first time participating and I am so exciting to be sharing a recipe from the fantastic blog Honey and Birch! Freaky Friday is where a bunch of bloggers are all assigned different blogs and we make a recipe from their site to share! None of us know who is assigned to our site so it ends up a fun surprise and a great way to get to know each other and our sites better!


Honey and Birch was created by Jenny and it has a whole bunch of amazing easy recipes and cocktails! She is a self-taught cook who learned to cook when she met her husband! Make sure to go check out her site, it’s really great!

Choosing a recipe to make was so hard because there were so many that sounded delicious (like the Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts and Autumn Spiced Rum Cider Cocktail) but I eventually decided on this Apple Cake Sundae after much deliberation and wow, it was a wonderful decision!

Now this is really the ultimate fall dessert! It’s a simple apple cake topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.  I loved how easy this apple cake recipe is to make and it’s a fun dessert to serve to family and friends with a cup of apple cider on the side!

Tips and tricks on this apple cake sundae recipe

  • Give the cake a few minutes to cool before serving so your ice cream doesn’t immediately melt!
  • It’s up to you whether or not you decide to skin your apples, I skipped that step and didn’t mind the additional texture but it’s definitely a preference.

Easy Apple Cake

I loved how easy this whole dessert was to make and there was quite a few servings here so I had dessert for days! I used this as a chance to try out that Halo Top Ice Cream that I kept seeing everywhere online! It was really tasty!

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Yield: 6 servings

Apple Cake Sundae

Apple Cake Sundae

A simple, yet delicious fall treat! Homemade apple cake topped with vanilla bean ice cream and a caramel sauce drizzle!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups apple, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch cardamom
  • vanilla ice cream
  • caramel sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease an 8x8 pan.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar, and melted butter using a wooden spoon. Slowly add in egg and vanilla and once well combined, add in dry ingredients. Fold in apples.
  4. Transfer batter to pan and place in oven. Bake 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let cool 10-15 minutes before scooping cake and ice cream into a bowl and drizzling with caramel sauce! Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386

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  • Reply
    October 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    This is my kind of dessert! So simple yet so yum!

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    October 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Perfection!!! Definitely making this mouth watering dessert next weekend for our family dinner! They are going to love it!

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    October 7, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    Quite possibly the best fall dessert ever!

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    October 8, 2017 at 12:08 am

    That pour shot has me drooling and I’m such an apple fanatic that I know I’d love this treat!

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    October 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

    These look lovely! The perfect fall dessert!

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    Jenny | Honey and Birch
    October 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’m so excited that you picked this recipe – it’s one of my all time favorites!!

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    Debra C.
    October 8, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    What a lovely cake and delicious Sundae! The ice-cream and caramel finish it off perfectly.

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    October 9, 2017 at 12:03 am

    This apple cake sundae is the perfect way to celebrate Fall in a warmer than I am used to Arizona!

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    Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertimte Dish
    October 9, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Oh my gosh, this looks so amazing!

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    October 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

    This is perfect for fall, or any season really. I am loving everything about this sundae treat!

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    Aunt Bee
    October 9, 2017 at 8:59 am

    The perfect Fall Sundae!!!! OMG this looks so good!

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    Debi at Life Currents
    October 9, 2017 at 9:43 am

    This looks and sounds fabulous! I wish I had some for breakfast today. That’s ok, right? lol

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    October 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Fall dessert perfection!

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    October 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I really love apple season!! This looks delicious!

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    Nellie Tracy
    August 7, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I am so excited for fall and have been searching for delicious recipes that I can start serving now! This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! So delicious!!

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    Jenn L
    August 7, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Hellooooooo Fall! I cannot wait to faceplant into this crazy delicious recipe!!!

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