Apple and Pecan Cake with Hot Rum Sauce

Apple and Pecan Cake with Hot Rum Sauce


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A beautiful apple cake with pecans is made then served with a hot rum sauce making an warming winter dessert. The cakes can be made ahead of time if desired.


Serves: 24 

  • Cake
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (440g) white sugar
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter flavoured essence, optional
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Rum Sauce
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons plain flour
  • 1 pinch salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavoured essence, optional
  • 2 teaspoons rum flavoured essence

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Cake: Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm cake tin.
  2. Sift together flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in vanilla, butter flavouring and water.
  4. Mix in the flour mixture stirring just until incorporated. Finally stir in diced apples and pecans.
  5. Pour batter into prepared cake tin. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  6. Rum Sauce: In a small saucepan combine water and margarine. Bring to a boil.
  7. Mix sugar, flour and salt then stir into the saucepan. Bring sauce to a boil then stir in vanilla, butter essence and rum essence.
  8. Pour sauce over the cake and serve.

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