Apple Pecan Layer Cake Recipe

Apple Pecan Layer Cake

Apple Pecan Layer Cake

Browned butter frosting highlights this Apple Pecan Layer Cake.  Thin apple slices artfully arranged and brushed with Citrus Glaze make an attractive garnish.

Apple Pecan Layer Cake Recipe

Apple Pecan Layer Cake

Cake:   2 ½ cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 ½ cups applesauce

¾ cup oil

2 eggs

½ cup chopped pecans

Frosting:   ½ cup butter (margarine NOT recommended)

4 ½ cups powdered sugar

6 to 8 Tbsp. apple juice

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, salt and cinnamon.  Add applesauce, oil and eggs; blend at low speed until moistened.  Beat 2 minutes at highest speed.  Stir in pecans.

Pour batter into prepared pans.  Bake at 350 F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans.  Cool completely.

In small heavy saucepan over medium heat, brown butter until light golden brown, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; cool completely.  In large bowl, combine browned butter, powdered sugar and 4 Tbsp. of apple juice; blend at low speed until moistened.  Continue beating until well blended, adding additional apple juice until spreading consistency.  Fill and frost cake.  Garnish as desired.     12 servings

(Recipe for Apple Pecan Layer Cake was in the Pillsbury Classic Cookbook, Show Off Desserts Sensational and Simple To Make, 1987)

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