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Walnut Apple Cake with Butter Sauce Recipe

Loaded with tart apples and crunchy walnuts, this cake is fun to take to potlucks or family gatherings. The sweet buttery sauce tops off pieces just right.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 3)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in apples and walnuts. Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. In a saucepan, combine sugar, butter and cream; mix well. Cook over low heat until heated through. Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Serve warm with the cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 406 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 286 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.