Recipe: Caramel Surprise Cake.

Surprise! Rich & Creamy frosting tops an easy cake that has yummy pockets of caramel.


1 box any white cake mix
Milk, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
3/4 cup caramel topping
1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
2 small red apples, cut into total of 12 wedges
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 cup caramel topping
1/4 cup chopped nuts, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan).
  • 2 Make cake as directed on box for 13×9-inch pan; cool 15 minutes. Poke holes halfway into cake every 2 inches, using handle of wooden spoon; evenly pour 3/4 cup caramel topping over holes. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Spread frosting evenly over cake.
  • 3 Dip cut edges of apple wedges into orange juice to prevent browning; slightly pat dry. Dip uncut edges into 1/4 cup caramel topping; roll in nuts. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, place an apple wedge on each serving of cake. Store cake loosely covered; cover and refrigerate any remaining apple wedges.

Posted on November 8, 2012, in Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This recipe was super-easy and yielded a delicious snack for the family. Thank you for another keeper. This is a great alternative to peanut brittle for those with nut allergies.

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