Caramel Apple Poke Cake is an easy to make, decadent cake that is perfect for a potluck, office party, or a picnic!
Heat oven to 350° F.
Butter a 9"x13" baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Then add the apple pie filling, vanilla, and the spices. Mix well.
Add the cake mix and mix very well.
Pour the batter into the buttered baking dish and spread to even out. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until the top is a dark golden brown. If you underbake it, the cake will fall in the center.
Let the cake cool in the baking dish, on a rack.
Using a straw, or something the same size, poke holes in the cake about every 2 inches or so.
Pour the caramel topping evenly over the cake, making sure some gets down into the holes.
In a mixing bowl, pour in the heavy cream and beat it, starting on medium speed for a couple of minutes, then on high, until stiff peaks start to form.
Gradually add the powdered sugar and mix on medium speed to incorporate. Don't overbeat the cream or you will have butter!
Spread the frosting over the cake and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
Keep refrigerated until 15 minutes or so before serving.
The bottom of the cake will be moist with the caramel sauce. This is the nature of this cake. Gooey and caramely and appley. Yummy!