Makes 12 pieces
Apple Walnut Spice Cake:
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ cup butter, brought to room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup full-flavored Ale Beer
1 ½ cups peeled and diced apples
1 cup chopped walnuts
Butterscotch Custard Sauce:
¼ cup full-flavored Ale Beer
1 ¾ cup whole milk
1 pkg (4 oz) butterscotch instant pudding
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease well a 9 x 9-inch baking pan; set aside.
In large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt. In medium mixing bowl, stir together softened butter, brown sugar and egg; blend until smooth. Stir butter mixture into flour mixture. Slowly add one cup of Ale Beer to mixture, stirring well to incorporate. Stir in apples and walnuts. Pour mixture into prepared pan and place in oven; bake for 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
While cake is baking, make custard sauce by warming one-fourth cup Ale Beer and milk in medium saucepan over medium-low heat, just until bubbles begin to form around edges of pan. Remove from heat; stir in pudding mix and blend until smooth.
To serve, cut cake into twelve squares. Top each serving with ¼ cup of butterscotch custard sauce.
Nutrition Information, Per Serving:
340 calories; 16 g fat; 6 g saturated fat; 44 g carbohydrate