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Chunky Apple Cake Recipe
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Chunky Apple Cake Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Cook 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.
Originally published as Chunky Apple Cake in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p27


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Kathy User ID: 8972523 257071
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2016

"Easy, the sauce was the best, will uses sauce for other receipts."

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Sbursey User ID: 8763103 252304
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"I've made this recipe numerous times and always get raving reviews. Best apple cake recipe by far!"

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MrsOwens User ID: 7095603 248182
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"I love apple cake and have struggled to find one that I really like and would make again. This is it! It is also versatile. You can add a little less sugar, more or less of your spices, with or without a topping. It is really good with a scoop of ice cream! I found it was a decadent dessert with a praline sauce drizzled over it."

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Franches User ID: 8684785 240994
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"I found the recipe way too sweet. I will definitely repeat it but I'll do 1 1/4 cup of sugar instead, everything else was great. That would be my best advice."

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knscuba@aol.com User ID: 1426899 240828
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2016

"This was a great apple cake. I had never made one before so when the batter was stiff I was at the concerned....but sure enough it turned out fabulous. I didn't bring any home from my dinner party. It was delicious with or without the sauce."

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mlpete User ID: 2808207 237734
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"This is a fantastic recipe! I must have looked at 20 - 25 recipes before choosing this one. I wanted a recipe that used a lot of apples and used butter instead of oil. The reviews of most of the recipes said they cut the amount of oil and still made a too moist or oily cake. This is a moist cake, but not too moist. The batter is stiff until you add the apples. It easily spread into the pan. I wanted to taste more apple, so cut the nutmeg in half. It was perfect. You can still taste the nutmeg, but it's not overpowering. I bought caramel sauce instead of making the butterscotch sauce. The cake is great even without any sauce. My husband said this recipe was definitely a keeper!"

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redhen1970 User ID: 4031186 236015
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"I have made this recipe numerous times over the years and it is a decadent family favorite. Making again today!!"

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cbergan User ID: 1967024 235008
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"I pocked the cake all over and poured the caramel sauce over the cake right out of the oven. So good."

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moinc User ID: 8550964 233600
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"This is a really good cake! When I spread it into the pan it seemed like more apple than cake. Didn't look like it would ever make a cake. The juice from the apples mixed with the batter and made a nice moist apple pie cake. Everyone loved it!"

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kate28 User ID: 8389978 233031
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2015 Edited Oct. 18, 2015

"Best apple cake I have ever made!"

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