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Quick Apple Cake with Salted Caramel

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick apple cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 285 kcal
Quick Apple Cake is an easy cake that uses crescent rolls and fresh apple slices with butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Top it off with salted caramel sauce for a decadent treat! 


  • 3 cans refrigerated croissant dough
  • 2 large apples cored, thinly sliced and cut in half
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Fleur de sel
  • Cooking spray
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut pieces of parchment paper to line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch spring form pan. Coat spring form pan with cooking spray to help stick the parchment and then coat again.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, toss cut apple slices with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Coat well.
  3. Break refrigerated croissant dough into serrated triangles. Line the exterior of your spring form pan with triangles, matching up edges and pressing into the sides to hold. Then press a layer of apple slices into croissant dough, followed by another lining of croissant dough. Repeat layers of croissant dough and apples until you have filled the whole pan. Do not worry about making it all pack tightly, in fact leaving a little room for expansion is a good idea to ensure the dough cooks all the way through.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until top of quick apple cake is browned.
  5. Remove and allow to cool. Carefully remove from spring form pan to serving platter.
  6. When ready to serve, drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with fleur de sel.
  7. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Nutrition Facts
Quick Apple Cake with Salted Caramel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 449mg20%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.