Fran's Apple Cake With Caramel Sauce

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

This recipe came from Fran, a friend of my mother's, about twenty years ago. A nice butter cake, moist texture with a slight crunch to the edge, but the most important thing--do not skip the butter caramel sauce! Ingredients are correct; batter will be VERY thick.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  3. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  4. Add to butter mixture.
  5. Stir in apples and nuts, if desired.
  6. Bake in greased bundt pan for 65-70 minutes at 325°.
  7. For sauce, heat sugar, butter and evaporated milk over medium heat.
  8. Add extract.
  9. Chill.
  10. Pass sauce with cake.


Most Helpful

A nice thick doughy batter that rose well and made a moist cake with a crisp crust. I used an angel food cake tube pan and the baking time was perfect. Omitted the nuts and went with the rum butter sauce. This is a delicious old fashioned cake-I love it! Thanks!

Kaarin December 06, 2005

I wonder if something (liquid) was left out of the ingredient list. I tried to make it exactly as listed, but added 3/4 cup evaporated milk because it was extremely dry with just the eggs--more like a crumbly dough than a batter. But, with the liquid added, it was a thick batter and baked up beutifully. We loved the crispy crust, and about half of group felt the sauce wasn't necessary, the other half loved it.

akcooker January 23, 2005

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