The house smelled amazinggg while this baked, I could hardly wait until it cooled

Indulge in the flavors of fall with this easy and delicious no-bake caramel apple cake. Perfect for those who want a quick and simple dessert without the hassle of baking. This cake combines the sweet and tart taste of apples with the rich, buttery flavor of caramel, all layered between crisp graham crackers. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice, this recipe is sure to impress your friends and family.



For the Apple Mixture:

Ingredient Quantity
Large apple 1, cored and finely chopped
Salted butter 2 tablespoons
Brown sugar 1/4 cup
Cinnamon 1 teaspoon
Ground hazelnuts 1/4 teaspoon
Vanilla extract 1 teaspoon

For the Cake:

Ingredient Quantity
Graham crackers 1 package (14.4 oz)
Additional butter (for garnish) As needed
Chopped nuts or caramel pieces (optional) For garnish


Step 1: Prepare the Apple Mixture

Cook the Apples

  1. In a medium skillet, melt the 2 tablespoons of salted butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the finely chopped apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ground hazelnuts.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, until the apples are tender and the mixture is caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.

Add Vanilla

  1. Stir in the vanilla extract and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.

Step 2: Assemble the Cake

Layer the Graham Crackers

  1. In a 9×13 inch baking dish, lay down a single layer of graham crackers, breaking them as needed to fit the shape of the dish.

Add Apple Mixture

  1. Spread a portion of the caramelized apple mixture over the graham crackers.
  2. Add another layer of graham crackers on top of the apples.
  3. Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of graham crackers.

Step 3: Garnish and Chill


  1. Melt a bit of additional butter and drizzle it over the top layer of graham crackers.
  2. Optionally, sprinkle with chopped nuts or caramel pieces for added texture and flavor.


  1. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight. This will allow the flavors to meld and the graham crackers to soften.

Step 4: Serve

Slice and Serve

  1. Once the cake has chilled and set, slice it into squares and serve.
  2. Enjoy your no-bake caramel apple cake chilled.

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