Caramel Apple Cake

There’s nothing more comforting then a good apple dessert and this rustic olive oil cake with caramelized apples fits the bill nicely.

Caramel Apple Cake

Serves 6

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 40 minutes


Cake Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup almond flour

1/4 cup fine cornmeal

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

2 tbsp honey

3/4 cup plain 2% yogurt

1/2 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Caramelized Apple Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons Corn syrup

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

4 slices apples peeled, cored and cut into 2-inch

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons Corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon



  1. Cake: Whisk together flour, almond flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  2. In separate bowl, beat together sugar, eggs and honey until light and fluffy. Beat in yogurt, olive oil, lemon zest and vanilla for about 1 minute or until combined. Stir in flour mixture just until combined. Pour batter into parchment paper-lined 8-inch (20 cm) springform pan.
  3. Place trivet in Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer; place springform pan on top.
  4. With the Air Fryer lid on, select Bake at  350°F. Cook for  25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  5. Caramelized Apples: With the Instant Pot Duo Crisp + Air Fryer lid off, select Saute setting and set to Medium Temperature. Melt butter in inner pot; stir in apples, sugar, corn syrup and cinnamon. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender, saucy and caramelized. Press Cancel.
  6. Cut cake into 6 slices. Serve warm or cold with apple mixture.


Recipe Notes

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.