Apple Cake with Butter Sauce


photo credit:  Dori Zook

Autumn is here, and it is apple time! This recipe for apple cake brings a new flair for an apple dessert. I was introduced to this recipe when we visited in Eureka, Nevada and were invited for dinner at the home of Marian Byler. She served up this dessert and I had to have the recipe. The sauce was absolutely to die for!

apple cake

It was a hit recently when I made it and served it to friends at a cookout.

The recipe is easy to make and it appears dry before you add the apples. Never fear – once those apples are added, the moisture seeps right through. Serve it with or without the sauce – and add a dollop of ice cream if you are not counting calories.

Apple Cake with Butter Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12+
A simple, moist apple cake with a delectable butter/cream sauce for on top. Good any time of year, of course! But just what you need for an autumn dessert.
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup shortening (I used butter)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and diced
  • ½ cups chopped nuts
  • SAUCE: ½ cup butter, ½ cup cream, ¾-1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Cream shortening and sugar
  2. Sift dry ingredients and all to the creamed mixture.
  3. Add beaten eggs, apples, and nuts.
  4. Beat until well blended.
  5. Put into a 9 x 13 pan
  6. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes
  7. SAUCE: Mix ingredients and boil for 1½ minutes. Serve over cake.

apple cake

Homemade Apple Goodie


Need a quick and easy apple dessert?  Here is one for you.  Start with tart apples and add your sugar and spices. Then make an oatmeal crumb topping.  Serve plain, with cool whip, milk, or ice cream.

I am able to save time by using my home canned apple pie filling.  Then all I need to do is make the topping.  (I will post this recipe at another date.)  Yet when I have extra apples begging to be used, this is my go-to recipe, and it is a hit.  Every time.


Recently we spent a few days away with friends of ours.  We split up the meals, and Renie served apple goodie for dessert.  Here are the apples mixed with the spices.

Here she’s putting the oatmeal/crumb topping on the apples.

And here is the recipe.

Apple Goodie
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8 -10 servings
When you'd rather not take the time to make a pie, this apple goodie recipe can be a great fill-in. I've never met anyone who didn't like this dessert!
  • Bottom Part:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1½ quart apples, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Top Part:
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • ⅓ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ⅔ cup butter
  1. Bottom Part:
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. Add to apples and mix.
  4. Put on bottom of a greased pan
  5. Top Part:
  6. Mix until crumbly, then put on apples and pat firmly
  7. Bake at 350 approx. 45 minutes until brown and crust is formed
  8. Serve with milk, cream, or cool whip.


I wouldn’t want to be without my pastry cutter.  I use it for the topping in this recipe (among a myriad of other recipes)!  Remember, Amazon ships free.