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

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!

Freaky Friday Participants

An Affair from the Heart – Rustic Harvest Stew

Take Two Tapas – Pepperoni Pizza Packets

LeMoine Family Kitchen – Mixed Berry Muffins

Hostess at Heart – Spicy Sriracha Snack Mix

Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Easy Black Bean Soup

Bowl Me Over – Spicy Thai Noodle Soup with Shrimp

Seduction in the Kitchen – Marinated Olives with Red Wine Vinaigrette

The Foodie Affair – Unstuffed Bell Pepper Casserole with Cauliflower Crumbles

Full Belly Sisters – Easy Coconut Macaroons

Who Needs A Cape? – Loaded Slow Cooker Pierogies

Lisa’s dinnertime Dish – Italian Stuffed Pepper Cauliflower Rice Skillet

A Dish of Daily Life – Banana Crumb Cake with Pecans

The Devilish Dish – Slow Cooker Crack Chicken

Mildly Meandering – Apple Cake Sundae

Life Currents – Pineapple Serrano Hummus

Plattertalk – Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Pic Nic – Dark Chocolate Pecan Tart

Honey & Birch – Cranberry Jalapeno Cream Cheese Appetizer

Apple Cake Sundae

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! The cake was so delicious and combined with the ice cream/caramel, it was truly the perfect fall treat! I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon and chopped pecans too! The recipe exactly the same as the original except I was a bit lazy and didn’t peel the apple!

Notes on apple cake sundae recipe

  • Give the cake a few minutes to cool before serving so your ice cream doesn’t immediately melt!

Apple Cake Sundae

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!

Make sure to check out my Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce, Caramel Apple Snickerdoodle Cookie Cups, and Caramel Apple Mug Cake recipes!

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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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!

Apple Cake Sundae

Love apple cake recipes?

Make sure to check out these recipes from other bloggers:

German Apple Cake (Apfelkuchen) from An Affair from the Heart

Dutch Apple Cake from Hostess at Heart

Apple Fritter Cake from Who Needs a Cape?

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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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