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Chunky Apple Cake

 Chunky Apple Cake
This tender, moist cake is full of old-fashioned comfort, and the yummy brown sugar sauce makes it special. For a festive occasion, top with a dollop of whipped cream. —Debi Benson, Bakersfield, California
12-14 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one
  • at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour,
  • cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed
  • mixture and mix well (batter will be stiff). Stir in apples until
  • well combined.
  • Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 350°
  • for 40-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and springs back
  • when lightly touched. Cool for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Cook

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Chunky Apple Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 365 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 59 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.