Apple-Crisp Orange Pound Cake

Apple-Crisp Orange Pound Cake

Fall Baking Recipe Magazine Contest 2010 Winner Ordinary pound cake gets a cozy and delicious fall twist with apples, oranges and pecans – ready in just four steps!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Filling
2
cups chopped peeled baking apples (about 2 medium)
1/4
cup apple jelly
1
tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon apple pie spice
Cake and Topping
1 1/3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 1/4
cups sugar
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup cold butter or margarine
1/3
cup sour cream
2
eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup chopped pecans
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch round or 8-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In small bowl, mix all filling ingredients; set aside. In medium bowl, mix 1 1/3 cups flour, the sugar, orange peel, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until small crumbs form. Reserve 1 cup of the crumb mixture for topping. To remaining crumb mixture in bowl, add sour cream, eggs and vanilla; beat with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until blended.
  3. Spread batter in pan. Spoon filling over batter and spread evenly. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture and the pecans; pat gently.
  4. Bake 65 to 70 minutes or until light golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out with a few moist crumbs clinging. Cool 30 minutes. Serve warm if desired.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Contestant Quote
"This cake has three layers—a tender pound cake base topped with a juicy fresh apple filling and crisp crumb topping. The texture contrast is delightful. It’s also easy to make because one mixture is used for both the topping and the start of the cake batter. The inspiration was a pile of beautiful fall apples." Priscilla Yee
Tips
Try a piece of cake warm, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with caramel topping!
Braeburn apples work well in this cake; or try another crisp, sweet-tart apple such as Cortland or Gala.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 13g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 105mg;
  • Sodium 240mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 60g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 40g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 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:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.