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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!

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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

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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.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 +


  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening I used butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 cups apples peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts
  • SAUCE: 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup cream, 3/4-1 cup sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Cream shortening and sugar
  • Sift dry ingredients and all to the creamed mixture.
  • Add beaten eggs, apples, and nuts.
  • Beat until well blended.
  • Put into a 9 x 13 pan
  • Bake at 350 for 35 minutes
  • SAUCE: Mix ingredients and boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Serve over cake.

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  1. Anxious to try this. Sounds delicious. Matter of fact, I think I’ll get started on it now. Thanks for sharing.

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