Fresh Apple Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • Cream cheese frosting

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.

Step 2: Combine butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large bowl until blended.  Combine flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and butter mixture, stirring until blended.  Stir in apples and 1 cup pecans.  Spread thick batter into a lightly greased 9×13-inch pan.

Step 3: Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven when a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely in pan on a wire rack for 30-45 minutes.  Spread frosting (your choice) on cake and sprinkle with remaining pecans.

Enjoy this fresh dessert from Southern Living this Autumn!