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Hank's Hankerings: Fresh Apple Cake

By Hank the Burro

  August 1, 2019 --

No meal is complete without dessert - particularly special summertime barbecues, picnics and potlucks. This recipe doe Apple Cake from Southern Living is perfect for the next Grange picnic!



1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided 2 cups flour

1 stick butter, melted 2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cut into wedges



1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt



Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. 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 13- x 9-inch pan.

Bake at 350° 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 on cake and sprinkle with remaining pecans.


Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar and salt, beating until blended. Stir in vanilla.

SOURCE: https://www.southernliving.com/recipes/fresh-apple-cake


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