Apple Cake with Walnuts and Lemon Sauce
The flavor of tart-sweet apple shines through in this easy dessert with a tart lemon sauce.
8 tablespoon butter, divided
1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
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
- Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.
- 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.
- 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.