Woodward Hotel's Bountiful Harvest Cake

1
Family Favorites

By
@Quinnn

Toward the end of summer, the Woodward Hotel would serve the most incredible, warm apple/zucchini/spice cake dripping with a rich caramel butter sauce. Made from farm-fresh local ingredients, it was the perfect ending to a delicious meal and signaled the very beginning of the summers harvest.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • BOUNTIFUL HARVEST CAKE:

  • 1/4 c
    shortening
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1 large
    egg
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    nutmeg or cloves (your choice)
  • 1 1/2 c
    diced apples
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 c
    chopped walnuts or pecans
  • CARAMEL BROWN BUTTER SAUCE:

  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/4 tsp
    vanilla

How to Make Woodward Hotel's Bountiful Harvest Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Cake:
    Cream shortening and add sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Then add baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg (or cloves).
  2. Add flour. Stir in apples, zucchini and nuts with a spoon.
  3. Place batter into a prepared 8" square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes until tests done with a toothpick.
  4. Caramel Butter Sauce:
    Melt butter in medium saucepan. Add sugars and cream. Bring to a very gentle boil. Turn heat to low. Simmer stirring occasionally, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Spoon generously over warm cake.

Printable Recipe Card

About Woodward Hotel's Bountiful Harvest Cake




Show 20 Comments & Reviews

27 Healthy Fall Recipes

27 Healthy Fall Recipes


Enjoying all the delicious fall comfort foods without gaining the fall fifteen is always a challenge – but, we’re here to help! These healthy fall recipes let you enjoy pumpkin, chili, sweet potato, apple, squash and more without feeling any guilt.

Chili Recipes That Are Super Tasty

Chili Recipes That Are Super Tasty


Weekends these days are for football (fingers crossed) and chili. Fall might be my favorite season. Nothing makes me happier than curling up on the couch with a big bowl of tasty chili on a crisp day. “This chili has the makings of a champion, but it’s so simple,” says Martha Ray Deen (Charlotte, NC) […]

29 Cozy & Comforting Fall Dinners

29 Cozy & Comforting Fall Dinners


When the weather starts to get cooler, cozy, and comforting fall dinners rule the menu. From stews to casseroles, roasted chicken to pan-seared pork, meals get a little heartier but they still need to be family-friendly. So good, any of these 29 dinner recipes could be on permanent rotation this fall; we guarantee your family […]