Chunky Apple Cake

From the Recipe Shoebox.

The ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
6 cups chopped peeled tart apples (it ended up being about 4 large Granny Smith apples)


1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

For Apple Cake, in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.  Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and baking soda, gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (batter will be stiff).  Stir in apples (it will seem like a lot of apples). 
Spread into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and springs back when lightly touched.  Cool for 30 minutes before serving. 
For Butterscotch Sauce, combine brown sugar and butter in a small saucepan.  Cook over medium heat until butter is melted.  Gradually add cream.  Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring constantly .  Remove from heat.
Serve cake with warm butterscotch sauce and a dollop of whipped cream.  Enjoy!