Desserts

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

This Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce cannot be anymore perfect. The combination screams fall, doesn’t it? Apple desserts are always a hit this time of year. Add in a little butterscotch sauce and you have a dessert made in heaven.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce - Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

This sweet treat is so incredibly moist. It practically melts in your mouth. I love the chunks of fresh apples sprinkled throughout.

I used Gala apples in the recipe, but feel free to use whatever apples are plentiful in your home. My daughter loves Gala apples so we always keep a bag of them in the fridge for a quick, healthy snack.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce - Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

You don’t even need a special occasion to make Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce. Do it just because. I enjoy surprising my family with sweets after a meal.

This recipe is quick to prepare and has no fancy ingredients. I bet you have everything you need to make it right now!

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce - Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

How to Make Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

The first thing you’ll do is make the Apple Cake part of the recipe.

Grease a 9×13 baking pan and set it aside.

In a large bowl, stir together sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and apples. Pour the batter into the baking pan.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce - Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

When the cake is nearly done baking, start making the Butterscotch Sauce. Add heavy cream, brown sugar and butter to a saucepan over medium low heat. Boil for 4 minutes. Pour sauce over the baked cake.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce - Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

I cut the cake into pieces and poured the sauce over the individual pieces. I thought it would be less messy that way.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce - Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

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For more apple desserts, check out my Apple Crisp Bars, Deep Dish Apple Pie with Crumb Topping and Caramel Apple Dump Cake.

You might also like this Mayonnaise Cake.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce - Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Moist apple cake filled with chunks of fresh apples. The sweet, silky butterscotch sauce is a delicious finishing touch.

Ingredients

Apple Cake

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 cups apples, chopped

Butterscotch Sauce

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butter

Instructions

Apple Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9x13 baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and apples. Pour into baking pan.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Butterscotch Sauce

  1. Add heavy cream, brown sugar and butter to a saucepan over low medium low heat. Boil for 4 minutes. Serve over baked cake.

Notes

I used Gala apples in this recipe. Use whatever you have on hand.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 516 Total Fat: 20.7g Saturated Fat: 9.5g Trans Fat: 0.1g Unsaturated Fat: 9.7g Cholesterol: 81.8mg Sodium: 425.4mg Carbohydrates: 81.6g Fiber: 5.2g Sugar: 56.8g Protein: 6g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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