02 November 2010

apple pudding cake

made this recipe a few weeks ago.  it's a definite keeper.  the perfect fall apple cake. 

1 cup sugar 
1/4 cup butter
1 egg
2 un-peeled shredded apples
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl cream together butter & sugar.  Add egg & beat well.  Add shredded apples & mix well.  Stir in dry ingredients & mix until just combined.  Stir in nuts.  Pour into a greased 9x9 pan & bake for 40-50 minutes.  Serve with caramel spice sauce & whipped cream.
**double recipe for 9x13 pan & bake for 45-60 minutes.
Caramel Spice Sauce:
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cup sugar (I would substitute for brown sugar for a more intense caramel flavor.)
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
In a small sauce pan on medium heat, melt together butter, sugar & milk 
for 10-15 minutes (do not boil).  Stir frequently.  Add vanilla & nutmeg.


  1. Loved this again! Out of curiosity, what would be the problem with the sauce boiling?

  2. i'm so glad you like it! if the sauce boils, it can curdle the evaporated milk. (i've done it before. oops!) you can strain the curdles out, but it still changes the consistency. not horribly, but not silky smooth. it's def still edible, though!