Apple and Pecan Dessert Cake

    55 minutes

    I love this cake as a dessert with ice cream or vanilla yoghurt but also enjoy the leftovers as a normal cake the next day.

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    Serves: 18 

    • Topping
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • Cake
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (250g) sour cream
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 2 eggs, whisked
    • 3/4 cup apple butter, or concentrated stewed apples
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup whole bran cereal or wheat germ

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Spray or grease one 23x33cm cake tin.
    2. Topping: Prepare the topping by mixing together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and pecans.
    3. Cake: Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
    4. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour cream; mix well after each addition.
    5. Blend together butter and sugar then add eggs and beat well. Add apple butter, vanilla and bran.
    6. To Assemble: Pour 1/2 batter into the prepared tin then sprinkle 1/2 the topping over top. Pour remaining batter and top with remaining topping.
    7. Bake for 40 minutes.

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    I found this recipe when I was looking to use up a jar of apple butter a friend gave me. It is a great cake! I did some modifications; brown sugar instead of white; walnuts instead of pecans; instant oats instead of bran/wheat germ. Perfect for potluck or church socials - no messy frosting.  -  06 Nov 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It is delicious - I baked it in a bundt cake pan and it was also very pretty -  -  12 Dec 2000  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Wonderful, moist cake! A real treat. The batter was thicker than I expected and I thought I made a mistake, but the result was a big hit with everyone.  -  18 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)