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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake
with Hot Caramel Sauce




  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 1/2 cup finely chopped cooking apples, such as Granny Smith
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Hot Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream the butter.
  3. Add the sugar and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract, and beat until well blended.
  5. Mix in the baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg.
  6. Add the flour and stir just until blended.
  7. Stir in the apples and nuts.
  8. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until the top springs back when touched lightly with your finger.
  9. Serve with Hot Caramel Sauce.
  10. In a saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar and salt. Bring to a boil.
  11. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and milk.
  12. Serve warm sauce over cake.

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