Apple Butterscotch Cake Recipe
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Apple Butterscotch Cake Recipe

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Several years ago, I found this cake recipe to make for my husband's family, and they liked it. It is very rich and tasty.—Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 607 calories, 33g fat (9g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 406mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Combine the sugar, oil and eggs; stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Stir in the apples, pecans and 1/4 cup butterscotch chips.
  2. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining butterscotch chips. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Apple Butterscotch Cake in Reminisce September/October 2005, p 50

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CakenGifts User ID: 9166983 266011
Reviewed May. 16, 2017

"Truely this is yummy. My family members loved it very much, So I make it again and again."

whaletail29 User ID: 6325938 80020
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"I love this recipe. I exchanged the oil for unsweetened applesauce, exchanged the eggs for 1/2 c. of better than eggs and omitted the nuts. It turned out great. I agree from another review that it is sweet. So next time I will cut the sugar back to 3/4 cup. This cake is moist and flavorful."

Attwood User ID: 4919412 148333
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"Didn't like it that much. Way to sweet."

klh753 User ID: 913232 99227
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2010

"This cake is wonderful. I would just like a "lighter" version of it. It is so moist and delicious. Everyone who tried it said it is definitely a "keeper"."

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