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Chunky Apple Spice Cake with
Vanilla Butter Sauce

Chunky Apple Spice Cake

Just like Grandma used to make, our apple cake gets great spice flavor from pumpkin pie spice. The Vanilla Butter Sauce poured over the cake is scrumptious.



Vanilla Butter Sauce


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix flour, pumpkin pie spice, allspice and salt in small bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla on low speed just until blended.
  5. Gradually beat in flour mixture, beating well after each addition.
  6. Stir in apples, raisins and walnuts.
  7. Spread evenly in greased 9-inch round cake pan.
  8. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  10. Invert cake onto serving plate.
  11. Serve warm with Vanilla Butter Sauce.
  12. Vanilla Butter Sauce: Bring brown sugar, butter and heavy cream to boil in 2-quart saucepan on medium heat.
  13. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  14. Remove from heat.
  15. Stir in McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract.
  16. Serve warm.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 10 servings

Test Kitchen Tips

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

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.

Recipe and photo credit: McCormick. McCormick logo


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