Butterscotch Apple Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Butterscotch Apple Cake is the perfect addition to any Fall or holiday gathering! It’s easy to make and one your family will love. Spend a day at your local orchard picking apples and then come home and make this delicious cake. If you have followed our site for any amount of time, you know we love butterscotch, and we love apples so this combination was a huge hit!

Butterscotch Apple Cake Ingredients Needed:

Self-Rising Flour

Ground Cinnamon

Ground Cloves



White Granulated Sugar



Vanilla Extract


Apples ( I use red delicious, but you can use what you like)

Butterscotch Chips

Pecans or Walnuts

Butterscotch Frosting Ingredients

Butterscotch Chips



Powdered sugar

The four spices in this cake, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger, give this cake a wonderful flavor. As you can see from the photos, we just poured the icing over the top, and it turned out really pretty. We also topped the icing with a few nuts just to give it a little texture, which I think turned out great.

This is the only way we have made this cake; I have not tried it with regular milk; I have only made it with buttermilk. The fat in the buttermilk is a great addition to this cake, and we enjoy cooking with buttermilk. If you don’t want to buy a container of buttermilk, then you can use this recipe here to make a quick substitute.

Full PRINTABLE recipe in the recipe card below.

Butterscotch Apple Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Butterscotch Apple Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Butterscotch Apple Cake - The Southern Lady Cooks

Judy Yeager
This delicious butterscotch apple cake is perfect for any Fall or Holiday gathering!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 10 servings


  • 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil I used Canola
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups shredded or finely chopped apples peeled
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans Optional

Butterscotch Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar


  • Whisk together flour, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl mix together sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla and buttermilk using a mixer. Combine liquid mixture with flour mixture and continue mixing.
  • Stir in apples, butterscotch chips and nuts with a spoon. Spray a bundt pan with cooking spray and add batter.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until center tests done.

Butterscotch Frosting Instructions

  • Melt butter and chips in the microwave about 1 minute. Mix together the sugar and milk with a wire whisk.
  • Slowly fold in melted butter and chips. Stirring or whisking to combine.
  • You can add more milk to frosting if needed to make it pourable.
Keyword Butterscotch Apple Cake
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