Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chunky Apple Cake

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Apple cakes are one of fall's pleasures. As days shorten and the air begins to chill, they fill the kitchen with the aroma of cinnamon and cloves and bid a hearty home-felt welcome to all who venture in. This apple cake is a bit different than most. It contains chunks of apples and is almost, though not quite, pudding-like in texture. It has a lovely taste, but what sets it apart from so many others like it, is the butterscotch sauce that is used to top it. This moist cake is straightforward to make and requires no special baking skills or equipment to get it to the table. It should be served warm from the oven or reheated for best results. My family really enjoys this cake and I think yours will, too. It's a memory maker. Here's the recipe.

Chunky Apple Cake...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Debi Benson

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 cups chopped peeled tart apples
Butterscotch Sauce
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish.
2) Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3) Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda in another bowl. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (batter will be stiff). Stir in apples until well combined. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until top is lightly browned and springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.
4) Meanwhile, combine brown sugar and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Gradually add cream. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Serve with cake. Yield: 12-14 servings.

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AllThingsYummy said... the butterscotch apple combo.

Ginny Hartzler said...

It looks wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

I make applecake all year around.Dont think any other fruit can be used in so many different recepies as apple:) Your looks so delicious(love the sauce as well)

Cherine said...

Looks yummy!

That Girl said...

I bet the chunks of apples send this one over the top.

Martha said...

love apple cakes and this looks really good!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Ah, yes - that butterscotch sauce puts it over the top!

spontaneous-euphoria said...

gorgeous- would love some right now!
have a great Fall!

kitchen flavours said...

Looks delicious, especially with the yummy looking butterscotch sauce!

lena said...

yes, that butterscotch sauce is too delicious!!

Rachel said...

Apple cake is a fav and the idea of butterscotch sound really good.

Barbara F. said...

Oh Mary, you never disappoint, I always enjoying eating (with my eyes) :) when I visit. I checked out the Italian apple cake you shared too, and that is another keeper. xo

France@beyondthepeel said...

It looks so moist in the picture, almost like apple fudge cake minus the chocolate. Gorgeous.

Clint said...

Looks fantastic---I love the heavy moisture. I'll make sure Cindy sees this post.

Becki and Jeff said...

Yummy! I will have to try this today.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

I love a wonderful autumn apple cake. . . with a cup of afternoon tea, it's total perfection!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

oI love a wonderful autumn apple cake. . . with a cup of afternoon tea, it's total perfection!

Tender B. said...

The chunkier the apples, the better the dessert. This one looks great.

Terri @ that's some good cookin' said...

Woohoo! I have all of the ingredients in stock, including the cream. Don't you just love the smell of apples baking? The butterscotch sauce will put things over the top. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Butterscorch sauce, yum, yum!!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love the cake too, but that butterscotch sauce sounds divine! :)

Eliana said...

Looks perfectly delicious and like just the treat for this time of year.

Angela said...

Looks delicious! You have a lot of yummy recipes :)
Thank you for stopping by my blog I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This sounds delicious! You have so many amazing recipes, I'm so happy to have found your site :)

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