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1/2 cup butter, softened                               2 cups sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract                        2 eggs

2 cups all purpose flour                                1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg                          1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda                            

6 cups green apples, peeled & chopped into 1/4 inch pieces

Butterscotch Sauce:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar                         1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions: Preheat oven to 350°

In large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well(batter will be stiff). Stir in apples until well combined.

Spread batter in a greased 13x9 baking dish.Bake in 350° oven for 40-45 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

While cake is baking, in a small saucepan combine brown sugar and butter. Stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Gradually add cream. Bring to a slow boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat

Drizzle butterscotch sauce over each slice of cake, and top with whipped cream or ice cream.

Enjoy with a glass of Noble Companion Tawny Port.