Apple Pecan Layer Cake

Apple Pecan Layer Cake

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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.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
40 Min


  • 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
  • 2
  • 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


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