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Apple Cake and Butter Sauce Recipe

Apple Cake and Butter Sauce

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"This recipe for a cake made with fresh apples makes great brunch dish served with a creamy butter sauce."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Peel, core, and grate the apples.
  2. Cream together 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup butter or margarine. Stir in the grated apples and eggs. Sift together flour, salt, soda, nutmeg, and cinnamon; mix into the apple mixture. Pour batter into an ungreased 9 inch glass pie plate.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 minutes. Remove from oven.
  4. Place 1/2 cup butter or margarine, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup cream, and vanilla in the top pan of a double boiler. Heat and stir until sugar has dissolved and butter or margarine has melted. Serve over apple cake.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 14, 2003

I was looking for something "autumny" to match the weather and this sounded good. Although we only had one apple in the house (we added 2 tablespoons oil so it didn't turn out dry), it was awesome!!! I can't wait to try it with 2 apples. I had my hubby take some to my picky next-door neighbor (okay, she's my mother), and she called requesting this as her standing birthday cake from this day forward. My kids didn't like it, but they don't like anything without chocolate or vanilla, so their opinions don't count. The only thing I might change is adding raisins....I think that would make this the best cake ever. Thanks for an outstanding recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2008

First of all, the picture doesn't look like it was made in a glass pie plate. Secondly, I don't understand why we were not to grease the pie plate. All in all, I was disappointed in the cake and will not make it again. After reading the reviews, I was really looking forward to the butter sauce. The taste was no special, the color wasn't good, and it was very sweet. The cake wasn't bad. It was moist and the flavor was all right. Sorry, Robin. Katherine

Dec 23, 2002

This is a great recipe and it is very easy to make. My family loved it! Try adding a tablespoon of Amaretto to the butter sauce.

Oct 04, 2003

This turned out great! I grated the apples on a cheese grater and used 1 tbl of applesauce to make it extra moist. The sauce was so tasty but it made about twice the amount one would possibly need on this cake. Overall, I loved this and will be making it again!

Sep 11, 2003

This recipe was fabulous! I added an extra apple and the cake was so moist! The icing made too much, though. Next time I will divide the icing ingredients in half and maybe substitute vanilla for almond extract.

Oct 09, 2003

Dicing the apples allows you to enjoy their flavor and texture more. Still, this cake got rave reviews from everyone who tasted it.

Dec 23, 2002

So moist and yummy!! Everyone loves it- my children, my mother my husband our guests...etc... A must have!!! The sauce really makes the recipe!!

Dec 22, 2002

This is by far the best ever coffee cake I have had the pleasure of baking! It is moist and quite flavourful and that butter sauce is "to die for"!!! It is quite easy to make and oh so worth it! Great for brunches or teas!


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  • Calories
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.1 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 19.5 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 301 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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