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Fresh Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

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Fresh Apple Cake with Browned Butter Frosting
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 15
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Bake this delicious apple cake using pecans and top it with browned butter frosting for a perfect fall dessert.
Updated Apr 7, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 1/2 lb Granny Smith apples (about 4 large), peeled, cut into 1/4-inch wedges
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Cool.
  • 2
    Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, stir together melted butter, sugar, eggs and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla until blended. Stir in flour mixture just until blended. Stir in apples and 1 cup of the toasted pecans. (Batter will be very thick, similar to cookie dough.) Spread batter in pan.
  • 3
    Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart heavy saucepan, cook 1 cup butter over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until butter begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat and pour into small bowl. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or until butter begins to solidify.
  • 5
    Beat browned butter with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk, beating on low speed until blended. Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Frost cake. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup toasted pecans. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition

560 Calories, 27g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 80g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Total Fat
27g
0%
Saturated Fat
13g
0%
Sodium
420mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
80g
0%
Dietary Fiber
2g
0%
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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