Butterscotch Apple Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.


15 servings

Updated: Jul. 11, 2023
"My family often requests this easy old-fashioned cake for get-togethers—especially in the fall," writes Beth Struble from Bryan, Ohio.
Butterscotch Apple Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 medium tart apples, peeled and chopped (4 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips


  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in apples and pecans.
  2. Pour into a lightly greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with chips. Bake at 325° until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55-60 minutes. Cover loosely with foil during the last 10-15 minutes to prevent overbrowning if necessary. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 513 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (44g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.