Irish Apple Cake a la Mode

Eating this cake is like taking a trip to Apple heaven.  Unless you have some strange aversion to butterscotch and apples, then waste no time running to the grocery store to grab the ingredients for this one.  I have made this recipe more times than I can count.  It involves chopping up some pecans and about 4 apples.  The rest is mixing and throwing in the oven.  I love to make this apple cake most in those months when the oppressive heat of the summer has been laid to rest, and the freezing cold winter has not yet awakened.  Soft chunks of apples and melty butterscotch with crunchy pecans… it’s the perfect cake for Fall.  

Prep Time:     30 minutes

Cook Time:     60 minutes

Serves:     12

  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups diced apples (about 4 apples)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 12 ounces butterscotch morsels
  • Vanilla ice cream

Cream together first four ingredients.  Add flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.  Fold in diced apples and chopped nuts.  Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 baking pan.  Sprinkle butterscotch morsels over mixture and bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.  Serve warm topped with scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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