Apple, Pecan Cake With Buttercream Frosting Recipe
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APPLE, PECAN CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING - Simple and special dessert for Thanksgiving and holiday season! Easy layer cake is fall treat with chopped apples, pecans and buttercream frosting!
For cake:
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups apple, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
For buttercream frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ½ to 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 tablespoons heavy cream
For garnish:
  • Pecans or walnuts, chopped optional
To make cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease two 8-inch round baking pans, line with parchment paper or waxed paper, set aside
  3. In a medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda
  4. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer beat eggs and oil until combined
  5. Add sugar, vanilla and sour cream and mix well
  6. Slowly add flour mixture until combined (batter will be very thick)
  7. Stir in apples and nuts and mix
  8. Pour batter into prepared pans
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean
  10. Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes to wire racks and let cool completely
To make buttercream frosting:
  1. In a medium bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and heavy cream and beat for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy
  2. Add more powdered sugar as needed for thicker frosting or add heavy cream a little at a time to thin frosting
To assemble the cake:
  1. Place one of the cake rounds on a serving platter
  2. Spread a thin layer of buttercream frosting over the cake
  3. Set another cake layer on top of the filling and spread buttercream frosting over the entire cake
  4. Press the chopped pecans or walnuts into the sides of the cake and sprinkle some over the edges
The Cake is the best the next day
Recipe by Yummiest Food Recipes at