1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups chopped, peeled apples
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan; set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add apples and mix well.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Add to the apple mixture and mix well. Fold in the pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut into squares to serve with the caramel sauce.
To make the sauce while the cake is baking: In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the sugar, brown sugar, butter and whipping cream. Bring to a boil and boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Pour sauce over cake before serving.