Baked Apple Pudding Cake

Baked Apple Pudding

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 42 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
404 Calories
16g Fat
66g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 404
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 484mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Protein 3g
Calcium 215mg 17%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This apple cake is an incredibly delicious and moist pudding cake with a built-in brown sugar caramel syrup. 

Celebrate apple season with this great tasting egg-free pudding cake. The fabulous flavor and simplicity make it absolutely irresistible. Drizzle some of the warm syrup over the cake and serve it with a scoop of ice cream. 


  • For the Syrup:
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup water
  • For the Apples:
  • 2 large apples (peeled, cored, chopped)
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • For the Cake Batter:
  • 1 1/3 cups/6 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (soft)
  • 1/2 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan.

  2. Heat the oven to 400 F.

  3. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, the cornstarch, 4 tablespoons of butter, and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until thickened. Pour into the prepared baking pan and set aside.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine the chopped apples with 1/3 cup of brown sugar. Toss to coat the apple chunks thoroughly. 

  5. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, 1/3 cup brown sugar, the  4 tablespoons of soft butter, and 1/2 cup milk. Stir until well combined. Add the chopped apples and mix well. Spoon the apple batter mixture evenly over the hot syrup.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes until firm and the syrup is bubbly around the edges.

  7. Using a large spoon or spatula, cut and serve the warm apple pudding on plates with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzling of the syrup.