Apple-Scotch Snack Cake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 16 servings


This luscious Apple-Scotch Snack Cake is an excellent way to bring a meal to a magnificent conclusion. Make sure to save room for dessert.


  • 2/3 cup QUAKER OATS® (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • CAKE
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup QUAKER OATS® (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups peeled and finely chopped apple
  • 1 1/3 cups NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • Vanilla ice cream (optional)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

oats, flour, butter and brown sugar in small bowl. With clean fingers, mix until crumbly; set aside.

flour, oats, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Combine brown sugar and eggs with wire whisk. Whisk in 1 1/4 cups milk, melted butter and vanilla extract. Add to flour mixture all at once; add apples. Stir gently until just combined. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup morsels; crumble topping evenly over morsels.

BAKE for 40 minutes or until golden brown and wooden pick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging to it. Remove from oven to wire rack.

MICROWAVE remaining 1/3 cup morsels and 1 1/2 teaspoons milk in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until smooth. Carefully drizzle over hot cake in pan. Cool in pan at least 30 minutes. Cut into squares; serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream, if desired. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Apple-Scotch Snack Cake

by C. Cindy , BROOKSTON, IN on Jan. 2008

This was very good, moist, not too sweet, we enjoyed this, the oats made this some what healthy to eat.

apple-scotch snack cake

by L. LORI , Villa Rica, GA on Oct. 2006

made this cake and it was great! will definitely make it many more times in the holiday future.

They will want more!

by K. K , Elk Grove Village, IL on Oct. 2006

I recently made this after having a bag full of Mac's and looking for something different to make. The cake is on the lighter side, and the sweet crumble top is the perfect compliment. A++

Apple-Scotch Snack Cake

by P. Phyllis , PRAIRIE DU ROCHER, IL on Aug. 2006

Baked this yesterday. My husband and granddaughter both enjoyed it. I didn't read the directions completely and mixed the 1 cup morsels into the batter. It worked fine and distributed the butterscotch flavor throughout the cake.

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by E. Erin , omaha, NE on Jan. 2006

I made the apple scotch snack cake for a birthday party. Everyone enjoyed it. By the end of the night they all had the recipe!

Apple-Scotch Snack Cake

by J. Judy , PORTAGE, MI on Nov. 2005

Nice and moist, and a little different. I'll make this again.

Good for Fun

by B. Brian , ATTLEBORO, MA on Sep. 2005

Very Tasty made recipe for spouse to bring to work for workers. Great review from all that tried 8 total excluding myself all liked the apple-scotch cake, would and will make again

Wonderful Fall Cake!

by C. Christine , Waterville, ME on Sep. 2005

This cake was absolutely wonderful! My kids kept asking for more! I have made this twice. First time followed directions exactly. Second time, I mixed the topping stuff right into the cake. Made it a great cake to take in lunch boxes. Not messy! Thanks for sharing it!

Good Cake

by D. Debra , OAK LAWN, IL on Jul. 2005

I really enjoyed this cake, however, my daughter didn't like the butterscotch flavor in the cake.

The Best ever Apple-Scotch Snake Cake

by a. ann , marble hill, MO on Jun. 2005

My grandaughter Leah does not like Chocolate. (8 yrs old) I had to go to the Very Best to find a recipe. I knew she loved butterscotch and apples so I went from there. This recipe came out and she liked everything that was in it. I waited for her arrival and she helped me (a tradition) but she could not hardly wait for the cake to be finish. She put the toping on it and then we ate her favorite meal. (homemade pizza) We finally got to eat LEAH'S cake. EVERYONE went for seconds and she was so proud of the cake. Leah said " Granny this will be my special birthday cake every year now." So as you see this is a wonderful cake for all ages. Grannie Annie