Apple Pecan Layer Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

Bake this delicious apple cake topped by brown butter frosting with a nutty twist – a perfect Halloween treat!

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 2 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 12

Ingredients

Cake

2 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
2
cups granulated sugar
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
cups applesauce
3/4
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs
1/2
cup chopped pecans

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°F. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add applesauce, oil and eggs; beat with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on high speed 2 minutes. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into pans.
  • 2 Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.
  • 3 In small heavy saucepan, brown butter over medium heat, stirring constantly, until light golden brown. Remove from heat; cool completely. In large bowl, beat browned butter, powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons of the apple juice with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Continue beating until well blended, adding additional apple juice until desired spreading consistency. Fill and frost cake.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    670
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    410mg
    410%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    106g
    106%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    83g
    83%
    ),
    Protein
    4g
    4%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 6 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    7
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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