Recipe By DPW
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 1h 10m Additional 2h Ready In 3h 25m
Servings 1 tube cake Calories 743.7

I always look forward to apple season so I can make this delicious, moist cake. The addition of dried cranberries makes it perfect for fall holidays. The salted caramel glaze is the crowning touch!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups diced apples
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a tube pan.
  2. 2 Place flour, white sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat using an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in apple, pecans, and cranberries until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  3. 3 Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  4. 4 Combine brown sugar, butter, and milk in a small saucepan. Bring mixture to a rolling boil over high heat; continue to boil, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract and salt.
  5. 5 Pour glaze over the hot cake. Let cake sit in the pan to cool and for glaze to set, about 2 hours.
  6. 6 Remove cake from the pan. Place onto a plate, top-up; the glaze may puddle around the bottom edge of the cake. Serve when completely cool.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 743.7
  • Carbohydrate 86.7 g
  • Cholesterol 67.2 mg
  • Fat 43.2 g
  • Fiber 2.7 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Saturated Fat 10.2 g
  • Sodium 475.8 mg
  • Sugar 59.7 g


  1. Absolutely delicious! I was worried that it would not turn out since the batter was extremely thick and sticky. Glad I wrong. I chose to poke holes in the cake and pour the glaze over the cake. This resulted in a very moist cake. I could not however taste the salt in the caramel. Next - Read more ...