Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce Recipe
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Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce Recipe

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"Perfect for dessert or brunch, these rich apple mini cakes are irresistible, served with a steaming cup of coffe. I make them often when I have fresh apples from our small orchard," Mary Shivers writes from Ada, Oklahoma.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 560 calories, 26g fat (6g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, beat shortening and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg white until combined. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to shortening mixture just until combined. Fold in apple and pecans (batter will be thick).
  2. Divide between two 8-oz. ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice and butter until blended. Spoon over warm cakes. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce in Cooking for 2 Winter 2007, p31

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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murraydog151 User ID: 7230877 167766
Reviewed May. 2, 2013

"yummy! I added some vanilla icecream too:) simple, easy recipe!!!"

faith7025 User ID: 1149408 147575
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"I have made this recipe many times. Easy to mix up cakes before dinner and then microwave the sauce at dessert time."

bidawee11 User ID: 2786688 146769
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"very moist and very good. Just like my grandma's raw apple cake!"

thore User ID: 5322249 94248
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2010

"It was ok. I thought it would be better"

retiredtoeire User ID: 2636754 208497
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2009

"YUM, can't wait to try this tomorrow as a neighbor gave me some cooking apples."

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