Apple Pecan Cake

    1 hour

    A fantastic cake, which is simple to make and tastes fab. A moist apple cake is layered with a cinnamon-spiced, sweet pecan topping. Enjoy with whipped cream or ice cream.

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    Serves: 18 

    • For the Topping
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 60g chopped pecans
    • For the Cake
    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 110g butter, softened
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 210g apple butter (see footnote)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 15g wheatgerm
    • 250ml soured cream
    • 2 eggs, beaten

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease one 20x30cm or similar sized tin.
    2. Prepare the topping by mixing together the dark brown soft sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and chopped pecans. Set aside.
    3. Sieve together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
    4. Beat together butter and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Add apple butter, vanilla and wheatgerm. Add sieved dry ingredients alternately with soured cream; mix well after each addition.
    5. Pour half of batter into the tin, sprinkle over half of the topping. Pour remaining batter and top with remaining topping.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

    Apple butter

    Is a concentrated version of apple sauce. It can be purchased in speciality shops or online. To make your own, try this Apple butter recipe.

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    I found this recipe when I was looking to use up a jar of apple butter a friend gave me. It is a great cake! I did some modifications; brown sugar instead of white; walnuts instead of pecans; instant oats instead of bran/wheat germ. Perfect for potluck or church socials - no messy frosting.  -  06 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It is delicious - I baked it in a bundt cake pan and it was also very pretty -  -  12 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful, moist cake! A real treat. The batter was thicker than I expected and I thought I made a mistake, but the result was a big hit with everyone.  -  18 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)