I don’t know about the rest of you, especially any of my fellow food bloggers, but I have SCADS of recipes just hanging out on the back-burner, waiting for me to make them. And in the fall and winter, I’m so much more inclined to turn the oven on and bake away. For one, it’s a cheaper way to heat up the colder parts of the house. For another, it tends to keep my SAD more in check, if I can stay busy and try to avoid thinking about the grey winter weather. But back to my original thought…Apple Dapple Cake is one such recipe that’s been on my back-burner for years. My best friend’s mom gave me the recipe at my bridal shower the year I got married, which was almost 6 years ago.

Still, it’s been in the back of my mind every autumn since then. One of the gifts I got for my bridal shower was a Longaberger recipe card holder, and every so often, I come across the recipe, and I think to myself, “I really should make that one of these days.” Well, today was finally that day. I made sure when I went to the grocery store Saturday afternoon to get all the necessary ingredients.

And after all these years? I’m kicking myself for not making this sooner! The house smells amazing while it’s baking, and this is (another) perfect autumnal dessert. Plus, the best part is that the topping is a deliciously simple-to-make caramel sauce.  #facepalm

Apples, cinnamon, walnuts, caramely-butterscotch? Make it so.

Yield: 12-16

Mama Schick's Apple Dapple Cake

Mama Schick's Apple Dapple Cake

One of those back-burner recipes that I wish I'd made a LOT sooner. Chock full of apples & caramel deliciousness--Perfect for autumn

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 2 C sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 C finely chopped apples (I used Braeburn)
  • 6 oz. butterscotch chips
  • 1 1/2 C chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 C) butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. whole milk (I used heavy cream)
  • pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9X13-inch baking dish. Chop the apples and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the sugar and vegetable oil. Add the eggs, and mix thoroughly. Add in the 2 tsp. of vanilla.

With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture, being careful not to overmix. Fold in the apples, butterscotch chips and nuts.

Spread the batter into the greased baking dish. Bake for 55-60 minutes. About 15-20 minutes before the cake comes out of the oven, make the caramel topping. Combine the brown sugar, butter, cream and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Once the cake is out of the oven, poke holes in the top with a fork. Pour the caramel sauce over the top. Let soak in for at least 10-15 minutes before serving.

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I may or may not take some into work tomorrow…It’s good enough, I kind of want to keep it all for myself. But…I do like to share. I may let Jay make the final decision on that.

In the meantime, I’ve got a kitchen to clean up and dinner to start on. Don’t forget: There’s still plenty o’time to enter my pseudo-make-your-own-cheesecake giveaway!

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10 Replies to “Appley-Dappley-Floppily-Doppilies”

    • Oh, it is SO good! It was still warm when I cut my picture piece, and with the ice cream on the side….DIVINE. :) And yeah, I’m kicking myself for waiting almost SIX years to make it!

  1. Girlll! Haven’t heard the word Longaberger in a LOOOONGA time. HaHa. OK, seriously, that cake looks ahhhmazing. Though I dapple with chocolate recipes, my heart prefers anything caramelly and butterscotchyy! This is a must make on my list. XO

    • Oh, heated up & with some vanilla ice cream, it is HEAVENLY! I love chocolate as much as the next person, but I also have a special place for apples, butterscotch and ice cream. :)

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