Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is called a "mystery" because it's difficult to decide whether it's a cake, pudding, or pie. I happen to love all three, so it's no mystery why I love this comfort food. One bonus is that the cake part does not contain any butter/shortening, so have another piece!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9 inch pie pan.
  3. In large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and dash of cinnamon.
  4. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and eggs.
  5. Add apples and walnuts and mix well.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes, or until browned and firm to the touch.
  7. Hard Sauce:.
  8. In small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients and beat at high speed of mixer (or Kitchen Aid).
  9. Shape into 2 inch thick roll and wrap in plastic wrap.
  10. Refrigerate until firm.
  11. To serve, cut hard sauce into slices and top each serving of dessert with one.
Most Helpful

This was very good. I also would not know how to classify it. This was great warmed up with vanilla ice cream and the hard sauce. The hard sauce was very much like a frosting that I would be very tempted to use on other things. I loved the slight cinnamon taste it had.

Kim127 January 26, 2006

Delicious! I don't know what to call it either, kind of a cakey cobbler? In any event, we really enjoyed this dessert. The hard sauce was wonderfully different, a sweet compliment to the apple dessert that makes it a bit fancier. Quick to put together, too. Thanks, Roxygirl, for a great recipe!

LonghornMama October 26, 2005