Chunky Apple Spice Cake With Vanilla Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This cake is good, I mean REALLY GOOD. If you use real vanilla extract the flavor is amazing. I have had a friend just pick at an entire meal because she knew I was serving this for dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
  2. Beat butter and brown sugar for 5 minutes in a mixer bowl.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla just until blended.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, allspice and salt.
  6. Gradually add to sugar mixture; beating until well blended.
  7. Stir in apples, nuts, and raisins, if desired.
  8. Pour into one greased 9-inch baking pan; bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes.
  10. Serve warm with Vanilla Butter Sauce.
  11. Vanilla Butter Sauce:.
  12. Combine butter and whipping cream with brown sugar.
  13. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  14. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  15. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  16. Serve warm.
  17. Do-ahead Suggestion: The cake and sauce can be prepared and refrigerated separately the day before.
  18. Warm the cake, in the oven, and the sauce, on top of the stove, before serving.
Most Helpful

You MUST try Mirjam's recipe. I ABSOLUTELY adore this recipe -- and I usually feel that if a dessert does not contain chocolate, why bother -- but I make an exception here. This is THE VERY BEST cake and I can't say enough about how incredibly delicious the hot sauce is with the cake. I add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the sauce and skip the nuts (just my personal aversion to nuts).

Kathy :-( March 15, 2002

I was looking for a spice cake recipe (it's my Dad's favorite) and came across this one. It was absolutely delicious! The sauce is SINFUL with a capital "S", the sauce together with the apples in the cake reminded me of eating a caramel apple (yummy!). Next time I make this wonderful recipe, I'm going to double it...because we demolished the cake in record time! (If you make this recipe for a crowd, I suggest doubling or even tripling it).

Kibbie April 02, 2002

All I can say is: There were four of us for dinner and only two pieces of this cake were left! There probably wouldn't have been any but we were feeling a little ashamed of making pigs of ourselves! Suggestion: how 'bout a scoop of french vanilla ice cream on the side? If you're gonna sin...sin big!

CASunshine October 20, 2002

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