Apple Pecan Layer Cake

Apple Pecan Layer Cake Recipe

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Cyndi McGrath


Another recipe from my apprenticeship class and one that garnered kudos from the profs. This is a holiday favorite of the family, as well....perfect for decorating. Great taste and texture.


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30 Min
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2 1/2 c
flour, sifted
2 c
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 1/2 c
3/4 c
veg. oil
1/2 c
pecans, chopped


1/2 c
butter - do not use margarine
4 1/2 c
confectioners' sugar
6-8 Tbsp
apple juice

How to Make Apple Pecan Layer Cake


  • 1Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9" cake pans.
  • 2Spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • 3Add applesauce, oil and eggs; blend on low till moistened. Then beat 2 minutes on high.
  • 4Stir in pecans. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake till toothpick or cake tester inserted comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; then remove from pans.
  • 5FROSTING: Cool cake completely. In small heavy saucepan over medium heat, brown butter till light golden brown, stirring constantly.
  • 6Remove from heat; cool completely. In large bowl, combine browned butter, powdered sugar and 4 TBSP. of apple juice; blend on low till moistened.
  • 7Continue beating till well blended, adding additional apple juice until of spreading consistency. Fill and frost cake. Garnish with pecans, if desired.
    NOTE: Walnuts work just as well and give great flavor.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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