Apple Pecan Layer Cake

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 538.5
  • Total Fat: 12.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.0 mg
  • Sodium: 339.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 106.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 4.4 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
    • 3/4 cup oil (or more applesauce)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

    • Apple Brown Butter Frosting
    • 1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine)
    • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 6 to 8 tablespoons apple juice


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; mix well. Add applesauce, oil and eggs; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into greased and floured pans.
2. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
3. In small heavy saucepan over medium heat, heat butter until light golden brown, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool. In large bowl, combine powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons of the apple juice and the browned butter; blend at low speed until moistened. Continue beating until well blended, adding additional apple juice for desired spreading consistency.
4. To assemble cake, place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate; spread evenly with about 1/4 of frosting. Top with remaining cake layer, top 1/4 of frosting. Top with remaining cake layer, top side up. Spread sides and top of cake with remaining frosting. Garnish with purchased brittle, if desired.
High altitude: Decrease sugar to 1 3/4 cups. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 to 35 minutes.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AFRICAPARISH.

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