Apple Cake with Walnuts and Lemon Sauce

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 9 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 40 mins

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

Apple Cake
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn


Cooking spray
8 tablespoons butter, divided
1 1/2 cups 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 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  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.



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