Cinnamon-Apple Cake With Hard Sauce

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

Found online posted by Lisa Saltzman. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned plum pudding, this moist cake is bursting with cinnamon and apple flavor. It’s served with a decadent hard sauce spiked with Grand Marnier for a nuance of orange. Sprinkle the cake with powdered sugar, if desired.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F Grease and flour 10-cup Bundt or tube pan.
  2. Whisk melted butter, sugar and brown sugar in large bowl; whisk in eggs. Whisk flour, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt in medium bowl; gently stir into butter mixture. Fold in apples, walnuts and cranberries. (Batter will be stiff.) Spoon into pan.
  3. Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes or until skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.*.
  4. Meanwhile, beat 1/2 cup butter and powdered sugar in medium bowl at medium-high speed 2 to 3 minutes or until well-blended. Add all remaining sauce ingredients; beat 1 minute or until smooth. Serve at room temperature. (Sauce can be made 2 days ahead. Cover and refrigerate.).
  5. TIP *To warm cake, cover loosely with foil. Bake at 300°F for 15 to 20 minutes.