Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C and grease a 9-inch round cake pan. For an easy release of the cake later on, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper, and use a springform pan if you have one.
Place the apple slices flat in the pan in a circular pattern, covering most of the caramel layer. Set aside.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Set aside.