Apple Pudding Cake with Cinnamon-Butter Sauce

Recipe creator's name:  Donna M. Achenbach

Homemade caramel sauce over sweet pieces of cake featuring juicy bits of apple.

Preparation time:  15 minutes
Total time:  1 hour
Servings:  9
Ingredients:
  • CAKE:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups peeled cooking apples - chopped (about 2 medium)
  • CARAMEL SAUCE:
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
In a large bowl, mix brown sugar and softened butter with spoon until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in flour, baking soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in apples.
Spread batter in pan and bake 25-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Meantime, in 1-quart saucepan, heat sauce ingredients over medium heat, stirring frequently, until butter is melted and sauce is hot. Serve warm sauce over warm cake.

Notes:
Yummy! Enjoy!
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