desserts

Chunky Apple Spice Cake with Vanilla Butter Sauce

Just like Grandma used to make, our apple cake gets great spice flavour from pumpkin or apple pie spice. The Vanilla Butter Sauce poured over the cake is scrumptious.
20 min
PREP TIME
40 min
COOK TIME
427
CALORIES
15
INGREDIENTS
10
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • Chunky Apple Spice Cake
  • 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) (125 mL) butter softened
  • 1 cup (250 ml) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps (10 ml) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups (500 ml) chopped peeled apples (about 2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) raisins
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla Butter Sauce
  • 1 cup (250 ml) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) (125 mL) butter
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) heavy cream
  • 2 tbsps (30 ml) Pure Vanilla Extract

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). For the Cake, mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, allspice and salt in small bowl. Set aside.
  • 2 Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla on low speed just until blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in apples, raisins and walnuts. Spread evenly in greased 9-inch (23 cm) round cake pan.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert cake onto serving plate. Serve warm with Vanilla Butter Sauce.
  • 4 For the Vanilla Butter Sauce, bring sugar, butter and cream to boil in 2-quart (2 L) saucepan on medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly.
  • 5 Usage Tip: For best results, use Gala, Granny Smith or Braeburn apples. The cake and sauce can be prepared and refrigerated separately the day before. Warm the cake in the oven, and the sauce on top of the stove before serving.

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