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Golden Apple Snack Cake Recipe

Golden Apple Snack Cake Recipe

This moist, old-fashioned cake is hard to beat, especially warmed up and finished off with a dollop of whipped topping. —Eckert Orchards, Belleville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg. Combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually beat into the creamed mixture. Fold in apples and pecans.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 9-in.-square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 32-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 294 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 237399
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Fabulous! This is simple and very tasty. It was even better the second day. I left out the pecans but I thought it was still good without them."

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msmom4 User ID: 8551701 233659
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"This was a big hit. The only change I made was to double the cinnamon, added freshly ground nutmeg (approximately 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon), and because of nut allergies substituted 1/2 cup Craisins. My husband and kids loved it!"

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Juanecita User ID: 8444009 233041
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"Made it last night.I found it necessary to bake at least 45 minutes. I was skeptical at first with the appearance of the batter mix.It was delicious. Will make it many times over with different apple varieties.Any suggestions?thanks."

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starfish2000 User ID: 8279233 221969
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"I have been making an identical cake to this one for many years... let me make it even simpler! There is no need to cream butter and sugar together, this is not a light airy cake . Put all the ingredients, except apples and nuts, into a food processor and pulse until you have fine breadcrumbs, like making a crumble. Then mix in apples, nuts (I prefer sultanas) and beaten egg until combined. Done!

I too was sceptical about this cake, as a pro baker it goes against the principles of cake making, but it is simple and delicious.
I use more cinnamon as I find the taste disappears during cooking. I also have made the same cake using pears and chopped stem ginger... yummy.
If you want to take it a step further pulse together 1/4 cup butter (1 stick/4 ounces), 1/4 cup Demerara sugar, 1/2 cup all purpose (plain) flour, a good pinch of salt and one teaspoon of cinnamon until it resembles slightly chunky breadcrumbs. Sprinkly over the top for a delicious crumble topped cake. Don't over pulse as it will become cookie dough!
What a versatile little recipe... :o)"

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 108648
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"Before writing this review, I emailed everyone I know this recipe! It is surprisingly wonderful. Made according to directions and was a bit skeptical before placing in oven. Much more like a thick dough than cake batter but it baked to a perfect tender texture. Unlike many apple cake recipes, this one the apple truely shines thru in the taste. I agree with others that the cut pieces look a little rustic but the flavor makes up for it. Baked exactly 32 minutes. Perfect."

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troykelly User ID: 4444344 189970
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"An excellent recipe...very moist and tasty. I added 1/2 a cup of raisins like someone suggested and omitted the nuts. I will definitely make this again."

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swiss-angel User ID: 4619237 123442
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"The cake is delicious and easy to make. However, it is difficult to make nice slices or cuts on the cake and would not make a nice presentation if you are planning to serve or give to others. Other than that, it's a flavurful and good cake."

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alanaalana User ID: 7200306 176248
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"incredible only one egg and sooooo delicious.. mmmmh cinnamon taste and lots of apple fruit .. I loved it, my friends too mmmmh Looks like this, smell a lot and tastes so good. I put only a bit less as 3/4 sugar combined with Brown and White sugar"

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SuzanneMarie2 User ID: 6036074 123441
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"Loved it! Dressed it up for company with ice cream & caramel sauce topping. It was just like a fancy dessert at a great restaurant."

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Bob1492 User ID: 5785262 212086
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"Wonderful!"

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Raygina User ID: 5647626 176056
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"This cake has a great flavor. I like the smaller size too."

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baranch User ID: 3028365 115013
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"This recipe is a keeper! Moist and delicious. I used half all purpose flour and half King Arthur white whole wheat flour; it came out so light that next time I'm going to try all white whole wheat flour."

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cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 212085
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"I LOVE this! My husband does too, it won't last long at our place. I added just a splash of nutmeg and ginger and a cup of old fashioned rolled oats into the batter. So delicious! (I also used Fuji apples and it turned out wonderfully.)"

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malonebunny@gmail.com User ID: 6342576 176245
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"I made this today and its fantastic! I also made it with pears instead of apples. My husband said it was perfect!"

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y-me User ID: 6124309 123439
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"This cake is absolutely delicious. My family loved it. Will definitely make again!"

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patde User ID: 6166067 191070
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"I made this last week it is moist and delicious I had the same recipe in my grandmother book she left for me never made it till now she wrote everyone who try's this will love it she was right and so is the person who submitted this recipe."

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Cookies1961 User ID: 5654949 180841
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"All that ate it loved it!"

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merced67 User ID: 2020474 148854
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"This was so simple to make and very moist and delicious. I will definatly make this time and time again."

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jessie1 User ID: 1964826 191069
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"moist and tastey."

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Careaga User ID: 2760560 176241
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"Absolutely wonderful!"

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cmt71942 User ID: 747384 115012
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"This cake is delicious. Since I have a pear tree, I substituted chopped pears for the apples and served it to company. We all thought it was a great cake."

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broetchen User ID: 1787044 148853
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"why bother with whipping up some cream. Pour the real stuff over the top, sans whipping it or using cool whip."

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cadoolin User ID: 6132127 189967
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"Very easy and very tasty!"

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mjounan User ID: 5799644 193358
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"I emailed this to my daughter and ordered her to make this IMMEDIATELY. She made versions with and without nuts - I liked without nuts better, but both were absolutely fantastic. Only wish we'd had some vanilla ice cream."

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dmburgess User ID: 5413339 112810
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2011

"This recipe was absolutely delicious! Very moist and flavorful......plus, very easy to make!"

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vieux User ID: 4712790 148852
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Oh my God. With all of the butter and sugar this is decadent and you suggest Whipped Topping? This deserves nothing less than the queen. WHIPPED CREAM. Excellent"

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emk1994 User ID: 4671819 193430
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Even better with lemon curd or lemon pudding."

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BitsyBet User ID: 5720753 192180
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Delicious! Changed pecans to walnuts because that's what I prefer. A great fall recipe for when apples are in abundance."

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sherirussell User ID: 1783495 112809
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"This is my grandmother's recipe! I have been making this cake since I was very young. The only difference is I add just a pinch of nutmeg or allspice."

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7MAM User ID: 5089904 192179
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Add a half cup raisins, an added taste...GREAT."

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Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 191067
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I've made this twice. First time as recipe given and it is excellent. 2nd time I changed the cup of sugar to cup of Splenda for Baking and changed the Pecans for Roasted Walnuts, chopped. Pretty much the same tastes and moistness but Diabetic Friendly. Gonna try it again this tiem with a 1/4 Tsp of Nutmeg added and a Dark Chocolate Drizzle after it cools."

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cbs701 User ID: 4684390 131110
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"Reminded me of fall when it was cooking, and the taste is fantastic!"

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edx User ID: 1118071 176240
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"Everyone I have made this for has really enjoyed it."

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pbcross12 User ID: 363678 115011
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"This cake is delicious. It is very moist and keeps well. Does not dry out."

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micheleclow User ID: 6777152 114819
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2010

"Oh My Gosh! This was incredible. Unfortunately I ate half of it before anyone else got to see it."

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