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Caramel Apple Bread sliced on plate

Caramel Apple Bread

Caramel apple bread is the fall version of banana bread. This sweet quick bread features all the flavors of apple pie with a delicious caramel icing on top.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple bread, apple bread recipe, apple loaf, apple pie bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 15
Calories 351kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell



  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup Vegetable oil See note #1
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple peeled and cored apple cut in 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup Chopped pecans


  • 4 tablespoons Butter
  • ½ cup Packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy cream
  • ½ cup Powdered sugar sifted


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9 x 5 -inch loaf pan and line the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer add brown sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs.Mix with paddle attachment until smooth.
  • In a separate large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and apple pie spice. Stir together until well mixed.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixing gently until they are fully combined.
  • Fold in the chopped apple and pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • When done baking remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 30 minutes. Then remove from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  • Once the apple bread is cool make the frosting by adding the butter and packed brown sugar to a sauce pan and heating over medium heat. When it begins to bubble let cook for 2 minutes, stirring vigorously.
  • Add the heavy cream and continue to stir cooking for 30 seconds more.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the powdered sugar, stirring everything together until it forms a thick frosting.
  • Pour over the top of the apple bread and use a knife to spread it evenly. It cools quickly so be fast!


  1. You can substitute up to ⅓ cup of applesauce for ⅓ cup of vegetable oil.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg