Oct 17, 2009

Apple Cake with Butter Sauce

The rich butter sauce is what makes this dessert.

Apple Cake:
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
3 medium apples, peeled and grated
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup nuts, chopped

Mix sugar, shortening, and egg in mixer. Then add grated apple to this mixture and blend again. Finally, add the dry ingredients and nuts and mix well. Pour the batter into a greased 8 x 8-inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. While the apple cake is baking, make the butter sauce to go on top.

Butter Sauce:
2 cubes of butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1 cup canned evaporated milk or heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cook the butter, sugar, and milk or cream in a saucepan over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, but don't let the mixture boil. Then blend in the vanilla and remove from the stove. Serve the warm apple cake in bowls, topped with the hot butter sauce.


  1. This is like the one I brought to the Christmas party that time. Yummy...

  2. Angie--I'm happy to say that you and I think a lot alike in our cooking. I consider that a compliment to me. :-)