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Chunky Apple Spice Cake with Vanilla Butter Sauce
Just like Grandma used to make, our apple cake gets a great spice flavor from pumpkin pie spice and allspice. The Vanilla Butter Sauce poured over the cake is scrumptious.
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Serves: Makes 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
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Chunky Apple Spice Cake:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
2 cups peeled and chopped apples (Granny Smith or Gala)
1/2 cup raisins, optional
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Vanilla Butter Sauce:
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Chunky Apple Sauce Cake:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and brown sugar for 5 minutes in a mixer bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla just until blended. Set aside.

2. Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, allspice and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture; beating until well blended. Stir in apples, nuts, and raisins, if desired.

3. Pour into one greased 9-inch baking pan; bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 10 minutes. Serve warm with Vanilla Butter Sauce.

Vanilla Butter Sauce:

Combine butter and whipping cream with brown sugar. Bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm. (Makes about 1 1/2 cups)

Do-ahead Suggestion: 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.


Per one serving: About 427 Calories, Fat 27g, Protein 4g, Carbohydrate 42g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 280mg, Fiber 2g

For best results, use Gala, Granny Smith or Braeburn apples.

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