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Saucy Apple Cake

I found this recipe in a Midwestern cookbook. My friends and family consider it one of their favorite desserts. I like it because it's so easy to make. One delectable slice calls for another! -DeEtta Twedt, Mesa, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded peeled tart apples
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and mix well. Add the dry ingredients; mix well. Fold in the apples and walnuts.
  • Spread in a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until cake tests done.
  • For sauce, combine sugar, cornstarch and cream in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add butter and vanilla; stir until butter is melted. Serve warm over warm cake.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 438 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 323mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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