Lakeside Recipes: Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce


We’re just beginning to see the early signs of fall in the Berkshires, so we thought it would be a good idea to share with you one of our most beloved dessert recipes. Our guests and campers have dubbed it as “Most Likely to Cause a Stampede.”  Enjoy!


Lakeside’s Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a large bowl, stir together apples and sugar. Add dry ingredients and stir well. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to apple mixture. Stir until thoroughly moistened. Batter will be very thick and stiff. Spread in a greased 9 X 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min.

Butterscotch Sauce:
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tsp vanilla

Put all ingredients in a sauce pan. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat. Bring to a boil and continue cooking and stirring an additional 3 minutes. Serve warm over cake.

Why I am Returning to Lakeside

Shannon on a "Bear" hunt with her cabin.

Shannon on a “Bear” hunt with her cabin.

The community found at Lakeside is like no other I have ever experienced. It’s not just a group of people coming together by force or obligation, but rather by a common mission. I’m not coming back to Lakeside because it is the best paying, most fun, or the easiest thing I could engage in all summer, rather I’m coming back to Lakeside because of the community. Lakeside is not just something I can do; it is something I can be apart of.

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