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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Apple Pecan Cake with butter cream icing

Here is the recipe for the apple cake I made for Girls night.
If you bake it in two 9 inch spring pans filled halfway, then layer with cream cheese frosting, it is divine!

Apple Pecan Cake
3 cups of flour
3 large eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups cubed & pared apples
1/2 cups butter - melted
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1 cup golden raisins
2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour 2 10" spring form pans. Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt together. Beat oil, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl.
Stir in dry ingredients. Batter should be very thick.
Fold in apples, pecans and raisins.
Pour into the pans
Bake 1 1/4 hours. Cool in pan.

cream cheese frosting

makes enough to ice two 10 inch rounds layered, and decorated. you can cut the recipe in half if you aren't layering.

8oz cream cheese softened
1/2 stick butter(or 1/4 cup) marg
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1/8 cup milk
4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
whip together until smooth and creamy.

ice cake when cooled, and enjoy!