Mom’s Saucy Apple Cake

Another family dessert favourite, this saucy apple cake is delicious, sweet and perfect for the kids

This is yet another family dessert favourite. The kids love the sauce—but what’s not to love about sugar and butter! When apple season hits, my dad’s orchard yields way more than “an apple a day,” so here is a sweet ending. 



  • 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 2 cups (500 mL) chopped peeled apples
  • (McIntosh or Gala)


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) white sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 18% cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter



Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan.

In a large bowl, beat together sugar, butter and eggs until light and fluffy.

Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir into batter with apples. Spread in prepared pan.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until centre of cake springs back when lightly touched or a toothpick comes out clean.

To make the sauce, combine sauce ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened.
Serve cake warm with warm sauce.

sweetsRennie Chuncake