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Apple Cake With Lemon Sauce

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“My mom has been making this cake for years, but did not find the sauce recipe until we cleaned my grandfather's kitchen when he moved into the nursing home.”
1hr 15mins
1 cake

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cake
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 6 -8 apples, ida red
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated
  • 2 cups water
  • 14 cup lemon juice
  • 14 cup butter
  • 14 teaspoon salt


  1. Slice apples, stir into flour, sugar, cinnamon mixture; set aside.
  2. Prepare cake according to directions and pour into 9x13-inch pan.
  3. Place apples in rows on cake - try to stand them on edge.
  4. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.
  5. Prepare sauce: Combine cornstarch, sugar and lemon peel in 1 quart sauce pan; add water slowly.
  6. Stir over medium heat until thickened.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Makes 3 cups.
  8. Serve cake with warm sauce.

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