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Apple Cake With Caramel Butter Sauce

Apple Cake With Caramel Butter Sauce

This hearty autumn-inspired apple cake recipe combines apples, walnuts and spices. Served with a rich, buttery homemade caramel sauce.

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35 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 15 min
Total Time



2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon curry powder, if desired

3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large (2 1/2 cups) tart cooking apples, cubed 1/2 inch

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Caramel Butter Sauce

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, baking soda and curry powder, if desired, in bowl. Add melted butter, milk, eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in apples and walnuts.

  2. STEP 2

    Spread into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.

  3. STEP 3

    Just before serving, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar, whipping cream and butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Drizzle sauce over each piece of cake. Dollop with whipped cream, if desired.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Nutrition (1 serving)

390 Calories
20 Fat (g)
85 Cholesterol (mg)
390 Sodium (mg)
52 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
5 Protein (g)
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