If you are counting calories, leave now….please. This must be a judgement free zone!! <3
This is a recipe that my mother has been making for years only around the holidays. It is so yummy and decadent. Not suitable for everyday consumption! The cinnamon butter sauce is what creates the pudding-like consistency and it is heavenly. One piece suffices for your caloric intake for the day!!
However, with apple season in full swing, this recipe lends itself perfectly to being made RIGHT NOW. Go grab some apples and get it going!
Keep in mind that this is a double batch because we brought it to our neighbors’ house for dessert last night! Our new neighbors demonstrated some wonderful Southern hospitality and invited us upstairs for a truly wonderful meal 🙂 Regardless. feel free to cut this batch in half for a more reasonable amount of sweetness 🙂
This dessert can be served warm (ideal) with vanilla ice cream or at room temperature. Both are amazing but what isn’t better a la mode?!
Apple Pie Pudding Cake
For the cake —
- 2 c. firmly packed brown sugar (I used dark brown)
- 1/2 c. softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 2 c. flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 c. finely chopped apples (I used a mix of Fuji and Granny Smith — sweet and tart complement each other nicely)
For the cinnamon butter sauce —
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 1/3 c. sugar
- 2/3 c. light cream
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. allspice
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13×9 inch pan (if you are cutting this recipe in half, use an 8×8 pan and cook for 30-35 minutes).
~ In a stand mixer, beat brown sugar and butter together. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla. Smile 🙂
~ Combine dry ingredients in another bowl and mix it into the wet ingredients in intervals.
~ In a food processor, pulse 5-6 apples. I used 5 (3 Fuji, 2 Granny Smith). Stir in the apples and turn out into your prepared pan.
~ Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake emerges clean.
~ Towards the end of the baking time, prepare the cinnamon butter sauce!!! Melt all of the ingredients together in a small sauce pan.
~ Remove the cake from the oven and poke holes in it — I probably made about 20 holes. Pour the cinnamon butter sauce alllllll over the warm cake.
~ Allow the sauce to seep into the cake for at least 1/2 hour before serving.
Needless to say, this cake was quite popular after dinner 🙂 <3