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)
366 Calories
12g Fat
64g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 366
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 64g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 148mg 11%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 159mg 3%
*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 packed light brown sugar

  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch

  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted butter

  • 1 cup water

For the Apples:

  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, chopped

  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

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 packed light brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons (1/4 cup) unsalted 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.