Old Fashioned Apple Cake

A recipe that can comfort generations

During a breezy fall day, nothing is quite as comforting as a recipe straight from your mother's cookbook. This recipe for apple cake with homemade caramel sauce comes from Charlotte Seybold, our publishers, Joan Dameron and Jeni Fleck's, mother and grandmother, respectively. With fresh apple slices, cinnamon spice, and everything nice, you're going to want to add this recipe to your fall food arsenal!


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oleo (from original recipe) or 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 large apples (peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Beat sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Afterward, beat in eggs and vanilla.

Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Fold in apples and nuts.

Bake in a 9"x13" pan at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.   


  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cream
  • 4 tbsp. butter 
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch

Combine brown sugar and cornstarch and mix. 

Add cream, butter and vanilla. Cook in microwave on medium power for 9 to 10 minutes, stirring often.

Spoon the caramel sauce over warm pieces of cake and enjoy a slice of fall perfection!

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