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Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

"Perfect for dessert or brunch, these rich apple mini cakes are irresistible, served with a steaming cup of coffe. I make them often when I have fresh apples from our small orchard," Mary Shivers writes from Ada, Oklahoma.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter


  • In a small bowl, beat shortening and sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg white until combined. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; add to shortening mixture just until combined. Fold in apple and pecans (batter will be thick).
  • Divide between two 8-oz. ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch and water until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until thickened, stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice and butter until blended. Spoon over warm cakes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 560 calories, 26g fat (6g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (49g sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • murraydog151
    May 2, 2013

    yummy! I added some vanilla icecream too:) simple, easy recipe!!!

  • faith7025
    Mar 20, 2012

    I have made this recipe many times. Easy to mix up cakes before dinner and then microwave the sauce at dessert time.

  • bidawee11
    Jan 11, 2012

    very moist and very good. Just like my grandma's raw apple cake!

  • thore
    Aug 5, 2010

    It was ok. I thought it would be better

  • retiredtoeire
    Feb 2, 2009

    YUM, can't wait to try this tomorrow as a neighbor gave me some cooking apples.

  • jamesandannie
    Feb 1, 2007

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