Apple Cake with Walnuts and Lemon Sauce

The flavor of tart-sweet apple shines through in this easy dessert with a tart lemon sauce.

70 min Prep: 30 min Cook: 40 min
Serves: 9 Save

Ingredients (14)

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large tart apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cream 5 tablespoons butter and 1 cup sugar. Add egg and beat well. Stir in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, apples and walnuts. Batter will be stiff. Spoon into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake about 35 minutes.
  3. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and evaporated milk in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and vanilla. Pour over hot cake. Serve warm.