• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 40 mins
  • Serves: 12

Apple Pecan Cake With Buttercream Frosting

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 Ingredients List

  • 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:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease two 8-inch round baking pans, line with parchment paper or waxed paper, set aside
In a medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer beat eggs and oil until combined
Add sugar, vanilla and sour cream and mix well
Slowly add flour mixture until combined (batter will be very thick)
Stir in apples and nuts and mix
Pour batter into prepared pans
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean

Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes to wire racks and let cool completely
To make buttercream frosting:
In a medium bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and heavy cream and beat for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy
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:
Place one of the cake rounds on a serving platter
Spread a thin layer of buttercream frosting over the cake
Set another cake layer on top of the filling and spread buttercream frosting over the entire cake
Press the chopped pecans or walnuts into the sides of the cake and sprinkle some over the edges

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