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Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce

Martina McBride has perfected this mouth-watering dessert by using the creamy and easy-to-fold-in Country Crock®. Don’t forget to top this treat off with a deliciously sweet caramel sauce.
  • Cooking time35 min
  • Prep time20 min
  • Portions 16
recipe image Fresh Apple Cake with Homemade Caramel Sauce


  • 1/2 cup Country Crock® Spread
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated unpeeled Granny Smith apples (about 2 apples)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • Whipped cream or ice cream (optional)
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 4 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread
Energy (kcal)254 kcal
Energy (kJ)1061 kJ
Protein (g)3.4 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)53.2 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)52.1 g
Sugar (g)39.7 g
Fibre (g)1.1 g
Fat (g)3.7 g
Saturated fat (g)1.0 g
Unsaturated fat (g)2.4 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)0.8 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)1.6 g
Trans fat (g)0.0 g
Cholesterol (mg)34 mg
Sodium (mg)138 mg
Salt (g)0.34 g
Vitamin A (IU)81 IU
Vitamin C (mg)0.7 mg
Calcium (mg)34 mg
Iron (mg)0.58 mg
Potassium (mg)85 mg


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat the Country Crock Spread with a mixer at medium speed until fluffy: gradually add the sugar, beating well. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add apple, beating just until blended.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves; add to the Country Crock mixture and mix just until blended. Stir in the walnuts if desired.
  4. Pour into a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or just until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Server with caramel sauce and if desired, whipped cream or ice cream.
  5. Cook the sugar, half and half, Country Crock Spread and salt in a small saucepan over medium-low for 5 to 7 minutes, whisking slowly until thickened. Remove from the heat and let cool before serving. (Makes 1 cup)