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Chunky Apple Cake Recipe

Chunky Apple Cake Recipe

This tender cake is full of old-world 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 YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 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
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • 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.

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Robin User ID: 7512871 271717
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2017

"Phenomenal cake."

Pam User ID: 9127750 264213
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"Reduced sugar to 1 1/2 cups and left out cinnamon as I don't care for it. It turned out really well. Loved the butterscotch sauce which was wonderful with the whipped cream. Good compliments were received!"

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 263621
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2017

"Really good. I had a dinner party and the person who was supposed to bring dessert couldn't make it. I didn't have everything the recipe called for. I used ingredients I had on hand to create this yummy cake. I only had 1 1/2 Braeburn apples left over from a fruit salad, so I used that and a cup of applesauce. I used 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown. I also only used a 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and 1/2 teaspoon of cloves. 2 teaspoons vanilla and 1/3 teaspoons baking power 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. I baked these into cupcakes at 350 for 25 minutes. I didn't make the topping but just dusted the tops with powdered sugar. The batter was kind of like cookie dough. These were mouse and delicious. Everyone really enjoyed these and said I should make again."

Travelinbarb User ID: 8347605 259940
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"Absolutely the perfect dessert- easy to make and delicious to eat! A definite keeper!"

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

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

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!"

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."

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."

[email protected] 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."

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!"

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!!"

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."

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!"

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

"Best apple cake I have ever made!"

gismo25gidget User ID: 2104044 229862
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"I followed this recipe exact , except I substituted Splenda for sugar. The recipe said the batter would be stiff and I could have rolled it out like pie crust. I added milk to make the batter that I could put in a cake pan and spread out. It had plenty of apples and the butterscotch sauce made it taste wonderful. Did not look good but tasted great. Will not make this again."

changde User ID: 7168013 226451
Reviewed May. 17, 2015

"This was fresh and delicious! easy to make and love the spices. A keeper for sure! Thanks, Debi!"

LMD123 User ID: 7480696 222143
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Sounds good. I've never tried making this before I've given it a 3....but could it be made with pears instead?? I have some to use up in the fridge! Someone please let me know ASAP..?!?"

tamlhill User ID: 7499540 97128
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"the best apple cake ever!"

BoogerBones User ID: 8015236 85040
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"So very moist, turned out great! Followed the recipe to a T. It stayed very fresh on the counter for 3 days. I poured the sauce on each piece right before serving, to keep the cake from getting soggy. Simply delicious!"

buttermilk maid User ID: 2350303 142665
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"easy and delicious, a great way to use some of the abundance of apples we have at this time of year. This came out picture perfect. I used half and half and the sauce was great. Really liked it."

samoanjoy User ID: 2463701 144002
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"Great for fall"

gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 165061
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

"A great apple cake that is nice and juicy! The Butterscotch sauce adds a delectable flavor to this wonderful fall cake! Don't worry if the batter looks quite thick - the juice from the apples helps it cook perfectly!"

ozarkmama User ID: 7055118 159286
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"Best apple cake ever! I remember when this won the apple contest."

Disir User ID: 7807400 72093
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"This was excellent. I tried stirring the apples in for a few seconds and then just used my hands. I will definitely make this again."

jbpar User ID: 7645480 159655
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Delicious! I used close to 5 cups of chopped apples and it still seemed like a lot. I used a caramel whiskey sauce because I already had some made up and a dollop of home made whipping cream and oh was it good! I will make the butterscotch sauce the next time. And as another person said the cake stands on its own. I myself loved the texture of the flaky crunch on top of the cake. My husband loves anything baked with apples in it and this one was a big hit!"

kcrihfield89 User ID: 5121811 165059
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"I made this for my family and they loved it."

KapaluaPrincess User ID: 6515781 72072
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"Oh my, I knew this would be good when I read the ingredients. But, I had no idea that it would be so fabulous. It is so full of apples that make it incredibly moist. The sauce was the crowning glory. I served it with whipped cream, but, next time will pair it with vanilla bean ice cream. I can't wait to make it again!"

Not_Spacy User ID: 6034953 158217
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"Using granny smith apples provided the right tartness level to balance out the sweetness of the sauce. We thought the recipe was perfect as is. I even had a guest sneak another helping right out of the pan in the kitchen."

lisaM. User ID: 239684 84977
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Delicious cake I too cut the sugar in half but added 3/4cup of walnuts with melted butter and brown sugar mixed together as a topping great with or without the sauce. I have made this three times in the last month with many compliments, thank you Debi for the recipe"

citygirlsf User ID: 7245125 143064
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2013

"I made the cake as-is and it was perfect. I wouldn't change a thing, except that with my oven I needed about 10 minutes more baking time. Oh, and I used 4 different types of apples (Granny Smith, jazz, pink lady, and braeburn). As others have stated, the batter was indeed quite stiff, but my little Sunbeam mixer could still handle it. When it was time to stir in the apples, the fruit-to-batter ratio was very high; no wonder this cake is so incredibly moist! Speaking of which?don?t worry if the surface of your cake is hard and crusty when it comes out of the oven. After it?s mostly cooled, cover it with foil and it will resolve itself shortly to become uniformly moist and tender. As with most cakes, it's better the second day. I think the cake stands on its own without the sauce, but that punch of sweetness is a nice treat. I added a few drops of butter-rum extract, just for fun. I will make this sauce again for other things (ice cream, or a dip for apples, for example). Five stars!"

laecci User ID: 3718137 143063
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2013

"I didnt put the sauce on because butterscotch flavour is my least favourite but the cake was very yummy without it! Bewared tho, I didnt use apples from the store and I mixed up my eating apples with the ones meant for cider- almost didnt turn out!"

Devildancer User ID: 7058979 92747
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"This cake is so good! I cut down on the sugar in the cake and sauce. My husband absolutely loved it and he preferred it without the sauce. I like it with the sauce. So its wonderful either way."

dvanhook User ID: 1671974 92698
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"The texture was soggy, the taste was bland, the sauce only added more sweet to a really sweet cake and then throw in the fat and butter and there was nothing to find tasty."

cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 159654
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Very good! I took the advise of the other comments & only used 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. I also didn't make the sauce because I didn't have the cream. My family thought it was good just as it was. A keeper!"

glitterchatter User ID: 2651232 111913
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"Definitely a "keeper" apple recipe. I used Newtown Pippin apples...great chunky flavor! I, too, had to bake the cake an extra 5 minutes each time I've made it. The top doesn't spring back, so I look for a golden-brown top instead. The sauce is nice but not necessary. (I took the advice of another reviewer and used butterscotch topping instead.) This cake is fine served at any temperature. This cake is a contest winner for sure!"

happyian User ID: 3536641 159642
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"This desert was so good! Made it for Thanksgiving and it went over very well!! Will make again and again!"

ThriftyBob User ID: 6987451 72071
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

"Ok, I cheated.

LOL, I couldn't help it. I used honeycrisp apples, cut the nutmeg in half, used 1/4 cup less sugar, added a spoon of molasses, added 1 cup raisins, added 1 cup apple cider...
But anyway, it turned out great!"

Ponygirl1014 User ID: 1584755 92468
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"Wow is all I can say. Made it for a special family dinner and everyone loved it. I used Granny Smith apples and followed the recipe to a tee. My only adjustment was to bake it a little bit longer until done."

rvkreu07 User ID: 5418178 159641
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"Is vry delicious- even without the topping. I didn't have time to make the butterscotch topping, but served it with ice cream and hot caramel topping instead. It was fabulous. I also omitted the nutmeg since I'm not a fan of it. Still turned out great. Will keep this recipe on hand for a different fall, apple dessert."

charityr User ID: 4642086 92463
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"I just made it for the second time tonight! It's amazing and the butterscotch sauce and fresh whipped cream are an amazing combination!!"

lissaj81 User ID: 1920763 84975
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"This was very good! I didn't have all six cups of apples. I only had 2 granny Smith and 2 fugi, which gave me close to 5. It didn't matter because it was still full of apples and really delicious. The crust on top was crispy after baking so I wasn't able to test with the spring back like a regular cake recipe so just use a toothpick to test. It almost tastes like an apple crisp cake. I have to add the I didn't make the sauce and it was sweet enough without it. My boyfriend doesn't eat sweets and thinks its too sweet but I can't stop eating it. I gave some to my family and they loved it too. I will probably make it again."

KatArbour User ID: 6894808 159640
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"This is the first time I've ever posted a recipe review. I had to cook this about 5 mins longer than suggested, but the result was - quite simply - The Best cake I Have Ever Tasted. My friends, family, everyone agreed. Better after 1 day in the pan, covered with foil. It just got more and more moist as time went on. I didn't make the sauce - it's sweet enough it doesn't need it - though my little boy really liked it with cream poured over the top. (We live in London, they do that here...) Amazing!"

rachelk User ID: 3467835 143061
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"I have made this often!! It's amazing!"

zzhill User ID: 6707526 97127
Reviewed May. 24, 2012


dewflop User ID: 216755 97126
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2012

"I don't think I cooked it long enough. The cake tasted delicious, but I think it could of cooked a little longer. Have made it with and without sauce and either way it is a winner."

LynneeB User ID: 1815304 111912
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"Followed recipe as given. Wasn't baked long enough, raw! Too much spice overpowered apple taste. Family said lose

the recipe."

hayport User ID: 4408085 84970
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"So yummy and easy to make! Everyone loved it!"

RhonRiv User ID: 6006251 159636
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Love making seasonal cakes for the family ... they loved it ! Will be a keeper."

Raygina User ID: 5647626 159635
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"My family loves this cake. I make it at least twice a year."

AmandaNel User ID: 4316068 158215
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"So good! My husband almost ate half of it in one sitting! loved the sauce. i didnt have the cream so I used half and half then put a couple tablespoons of flour in it to thicken it up."

Kayla Sue User ID: 1933498 92460
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"I've been making this almost every year since is appeared in the TOH magazine. I remember how "wowed" we were at the first bite. I haven't met a person yet who didn't love this prize-winning chunky apple cake. It definitely is a fall-time favorite in this house! Mmmmmm good! And the sauce is so delish. :)"

brulee1 User ID: 6209251 92459
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"This is the second time making it, the first time was when it came out as the Grand Prize winner in 2006. I don't change a thing and it's perfect! The amount of sauce is perfect with the cake, any more would make it too sweet. And some have said that the amount of nutmeg was a bit much, but I didn't think so, it's a matter of taste. I served it with a side of Butter Pecan ice cream. Wonderful."

Angelique177 User ID: 5111761 159284
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011 Edited Feb. 9, 2014

"What a great recipe! I live in Washington State and I am always on the lookout for apple recipes.. It turned out great the first time I made it. Thanks for sharing!"

wildwoman71 User ID: 1223336 92696
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"<p>This is amazing!! I put a little more apple in it, and use Empire apples with peel on some. I too use a little less nutmeg, and double the sauce. Everyone loves it!  I also use 1 cup br. sugar instead of 2 cups white.</p>"

5xamom User ID: 787516 159633
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"This was delicious! My one piece of advice would be to make sure you cook it long enough!! For us the 45 minutes was not long enough. It tasted fine raw, but better when we cooked it long enough!! Thanks for the recipe!"

wingsofsong1 User ID: 4951548 159634
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"<p>I got this recipe long ago when it first appeared in the magazine. I made it many times for my family until the recipe got lost over a year ago. I am so happy to find it here again! The only thing I do differently is that I only use 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg so that the nutmeg does not overpower the cake. And the butterscotch sauce is delicious!</p>"

kelly246 User ID: 6225792 72056
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2011

"The only thing i would change on this recipe is a little less nutmeg. I tasted it too much. I also didnt use the sauce on top and it was absolutely delicious without it!"

AlyssaJ User ID: 6015982 92457
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"Real good with vanilla ice cream!"

nancy headlee User ID: 5479331 143059
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"It has become my new best birthday cake. Anyone that tastes it raves. It has a texture a little like bread pudding. It's great!"

Elizabeth0085 User ID: 3429078 64776
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"Excellent Recipe! Very moist and delicious!"

Sandiejo13 User ID: 3011408 143058
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"tried this recipe a the Assisted Living Facility I work was awesome.... the residents loved it!......I had to double the recipe, but left the amount of apple the same as for one, I also shredded the apples...the caramel sauce made the desert!.....will definated make this one again"

McGuireT User ID: 5805547 158213
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I made this the other day for my husband and it was fabulous! Very flavorful and moist. Didn't change a think on the recipe! I would make it again any day! Thanks for the recipe"

kirstycone User ID: 3913900 159632
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"I had never made apple cake before this. My family really enjoyed it. I made it in a lasagna pan because there were so many apples. I used 4 large granny smiths. The sauce was thin so I whisked in some powdered sugar to thicken it. I served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It was delicious!"

zdb2010* User ID: 5656030 92456
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This was so dry! I'd never make it again."

lulu choo User ID: 4824867 143057
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"I have made this recipe many many times to rave reviews. I made a few changes like adding a streusel topping along with chopped walnut on top. The crumbly nutty top tastes very good with the sauce. =)"

JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 165057
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"Excellent (with no changes to the recipe). I will make this again and again!"

RainClover157 User ID: 5355828 165024
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Amazing taste and extremely moist! A huge hit at work :)"

curlybiscuit1 User ID: 4025182 159282
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"cake turned out very well, moist and good taste. I added nuts to the batter. There is an awful lot of sugar in this recipe. Have another recipe for apple cake that I like better. Would make again because my husband loved it."

loguez User ID: 3559324 72055
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"I cut the nutmeg in half, but otherwise followed the directions. It was sooooo yummy!"

LauraManning User ID: 968398 158209
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"Excellent! I also cut the nutmeg down by 1/2."

spoiled2u2 User ID: 5302231 111911
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

"i made this cake for a nursing home fall festival. it was a great hit. made it using sweet and tart apples, the batter was real thick, but it turned out to be the best cake ever. now i have apple trees in my new home, and plan on making it every year."

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 72030
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"The sauce reheats in the microwave very well. I've toted this cake, the sauce in a covered microwaveable container, and a can of Redi Whip into the office on several occasions. Nuke the sauce, stirring a couple of times, just before you serve the cake. It helps if you use a small gravy ladle to pour the sauce over the cake."

skreyno User ID: 3232207 92454
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"I made this cake exactly as written. It was excellent. Great for pot lucks if you can keep the delicious sauce warm and top just as you serve it. I tried putting it on top and cutting later, but makes it very soggy if it sits too long. It is the best and yes the I wondered when I made the batter if it would cook up correctly as it didn't seem to have enough liquid. But as others have state, the apples have a lot of moisture and the cake turns out wonderful. This is a keeper and we will have at Thanksgiving time."

Rameaka User ID: 43964 159631
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"This is great. I've made it three times in 2 weeks. It's a huge hit!"

delic1999 User ID: 2405728 97124
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2009

"Made this tonight for the first time...OMG soooo good! Maybe less nutmeg next time."

Maggie1224 User ID: 3493062 111909
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2009

"I will make it again and again. Everyone in the house loves it. If you run out or don't care for butterscotch, try a little whipping cream. OOOOh. yum."

tbearmom03 User ID: 503950 159621
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009 Edited Sep. 28, 2015

"elliston - I haven't made this yet, (on the schedule for this afternoon), but frequently apple cakes have a very thick batter, because of the moisture the apples release when cooking. UPDATE: This is great! Moist, lots of apple flavor. Love the fact that it has so many apples, and the butterscotch sauce is perfect with it."

Slick880 User ID: 3692955 92694
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"After reading the reviews about the batter being stiff, I was a little concerned. The catch is that the moisture from the apples cooking puts the added moisture in. It is very moist and full of our favorite fall flavors, apples, cinnamon and nutmeg."

jwfy User ID: 4335749 84968
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2009

"This is a great tasting cake. Will definitely make again. Only change will be to use about half the nutmeg. Thought the original amount a bit over powering."

llangerak User ID: 4305892 97122
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"Excellent taste"

ksmith4108 User ID: 3912527 165010
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2009

"I used spice grinders for an explosion of fall flavor. What a moist, delicious cake! Like a candied apple but easier to eat. I like the nutmeg myself but did add extra vanilla."

pinky57 User ID: 2876447 164911
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2009

"This was to die for.Everyone loved it"

krh1325 User ID: 576716 208132
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"This recipe was great - except I cut the Nutmeg way down to 1/8 teaspoon, used 1 tsp vanilla and used McIntosh Apples. Gets more like a bread pudding the longer it sits. The caramel sauce is fantastic and makes it!"

ShyMee57 User ID: 3152017 143055
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"This recipe sounds really good was just wondering if you could use canned apples? Thanks


judyfran User ID: 161769 142662
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I have been making the pumpkin cake which is basically the same, but apples and applesauce instead of the pumpkin. I can't wait to try this one. The pumpkin cake was such a hit with my family. It is now the new birthday cake."

mbradway User ID: 4178341 111908
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"This looks delicioius. Can't wait to try it. I have a lot of family that visit and this will be a new dessert for me to try on them. Thanks.


lizabtha User ID: 3093262 143053
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"Such a good cake! I'll be making it for my Farmer's Market booth this week. It'll be a hit!"

heidihh1 User ID: 2892742 64669
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"This apple cake looks very good, however 365 calories for one piece? And 2 cups of sugar? Not good for my diet."

Sprowl User ID: 29186 164908
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I've made a recipe similiar for years (only difference is 1/2 c. veg. oil instead of butter and 4 c.chopped apples and 1 c. chopped walnuts. I didn't have sauce, but will try it. You all should too, as it turns out great! (apples have alot of liquid, don't forget). This was my dad's favorite fall recipe."

kellogg228 User ID: 3456126 64660
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"Well how did it turn out with very little liquid called for in the recipe?"

suegage User ID: 1062467 72029
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009

"I have the same question... Isn't there a liquid needed in this recipe. I haven't made it but don't want to mix all of these nice ingredents up and have something not so good. Please let us know.

Sue G"

tbearmom03 User ID: 503950 92452
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2009 Edited Sep. 28, 2015

"elliston - I haven't made this yet, (on the schedule for this afternoon), but frequently apple cakes have a very thick batter, because of the moisture the apples release when cooking. UPDATE: This is great! Moist, lots of apple flavor. Love the fact that it has so many apples, and the butterscotch sauce is perfect with it."

elliston User ID: 1822827 159630
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"I tried to make this cake but the batter was like cookie mix. Was an ingredient left out, like milk or some other kind of liquid? I have a similar recipe that calls for milk. Any suggestions?"

SunhineLvr User ID: 3567675 208131
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2009

"This was SO delicious! I used heavy cream because my hubby didn't realize it wasn't whipping cream, but it didn't make any difference. I definitely won't wait until the next holiday season to make this one! YUM!!!"

lisaann46 User ID: 762532 72028
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"Very GOOOOD cake,one I will make again.Loved the sauce Lisa"

Gazzo User ID: 3027089 208130
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008


I think that applesauce would be an ideal replacement but I have also used "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" Fat Free and have had excellent results. The Splenda sugar blends, brown and white, will also help nix some of the calories!"

kaypierpoint User ID: 2565211 72009
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"This is one of the best recipes I've kept from Taste of really is a crowd pleaser.


wvallj User ID: 2252323 159281
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2008

"I would like to know if anyone has substituted unsweetened applesauce for the butter? I would think that would make the cake a little more moist and less fattening. Anyone?"

sellnme2u User ID: 2709834 159629
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2007

"I have made this cake several times and it is more than a crowd pleaser every time. It is simply delicious and very easy to make. I made it for the first time for dinner with my mother-in-law and since then she always tells people what a great cook I am!"

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 142660
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2007

"I made this cake and brought it into the office, along with the sauce (which reheats in the microwave beautifully) and a can of whipped topping. The cake was inhaled by my co-workers in what seemed like a matter of minutes. I've made it using a combination of tart and sweet apples when that was all I had on hand, and it turned out just as well. What an awesome recipe."

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