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William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake Recipe

William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake Recipe

I bake my family-favorite fall cake to usher in this abundant season. It looks so luscious that eating one piece is nearly impossible. —Jamie Jones, Madison, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • CAKE:
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • PRALINE ICING:
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 10-in. fluted tube pan. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; beat in egg.
  • 2. For cake, in a large bowl, beat sugar, oil and eggs until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Stir in apples, carrots and pecans.
  • 3. Transfer half of the batter to prepared pan; layer with cream cheese mixture, then remaining batter. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cake portion comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4. For icing, in a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 614 calories, 36 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 407 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Reviews for William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"I made the cake for a family birthday today and it was a big hit! Very moist and the family requested the recipe. I did not get the icing quite right - it set really fast and did not drip down like the photo of the cake here. The icing was still delicious but I would love to know how to get the consistency like the photo... Excellent recipe and plan to make it again soon."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Absolutely delicious! This cake does take a little time to prepare (only because there are three separate steps to it); but that being said, it really is pretty easy to bake. Well worth the time you put into it. I made NO changes to the recipe, but because of the cream cheese center, I refrigerated the cake overnight. I think that just enhanced the flavor and texture of the cake. It slices very clean. No crumbles. Great to serve to a crowd."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"Excellent cake. Took a bit of time to make but was worth it. Be sure to pour the glaze quickly over the top of the cake along with the nuts as it sets quickly. The cake was easy to transport once the icing set."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2015

"Slightly time consumer; but worth the effort."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Easy and delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"Great Recipe, my family loves it. I make it a lot"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"Moist cake, simple to make and everyone loved it, will make again. No changes were made to the recipe perfect as is."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"This cake is delicious! Recipe is definitely a keeper. I've found greasing the pan with solid shortening such as Crisco works better to keep cake from sticking than using spray or oil."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"I have made this cake many times over the past several years with NO CHANGES. (please don't rate a recipe you have changed, makes sense, yes?) I have given out the recipe so often that I bring them with me because it frankly saves time. I know I'm going to be asked. This is a delicious addition to any potluck, party, family gathering! Enjoy!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2015

"I was kind of disapointed in this recipe It stuck to the pan even after greased & floured"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"This cake is a definite hit with my family and friends. However, I tweaked it a bit by omitting the carrots, nuts and sauce. It is delicious without those additions. I also added an extra half teaspoon of cinnamon. I have recommended this recipe with no omissions to my friends and loved ones. I also told them what I omitted. I made one for Easter and since it is gone now, I am about to make another. Fantastic recipe Jamie. Thank you."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"2 thumbs up! I didn't have the pecans and it still tasted perfect. You will be missing out on a really good thing if you don't try it at least once."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Outstanding!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2015

"My cousin made this cake for a family gathering. Everyone raved about it. I had to come home and make sure I had this recipe in my box. It was delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"I made this cake for Christmas and will be making it throughout the year when I have several apples on hand. It's delicious! And all my dinner guests said the same!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"One word....DELICIOUS!!!! Will reduce sugar to 1and 3/4cups next time....even 1 and 1/2 Added 1/2tsp vanilla to cheese mixture...oh dear....so goooood."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"I made this cake a few days back...forgot to write the review....i found it a little sweet...next time will reduce sugar to one and 3/4 of a cup....esp. with icing it becomes very sweet....but the icing is to die for....i used just 2tbsp of fresh cream in it that way it didnt harden on the cake atonce and was easily spreadable...no one could tell the cake has carrots! And the creamcheese was a gr8 surprise for everyone....i used walnuts instead of pecans....and i think they did justice with the cake....u need to grease pan thoroughly n let it cool well for arnd 15mins before inverting otherwise it would not empty out clean....its a huge cake! N does take extra time to bake....mine took 10mins extra excluding required baking time.....but the elaborate prep time gives awsome results at the end...delicious, moist n smells incredible during baking....its a must try for everyone....i do recommend it for sure....best applecake ever....will surely make it again n again....already been asked for its recipe twice....thanks TOH!! N yes tastes even better second day :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014

"Just made this cake it smells wonderful and looks beautiful. To bad I won't get to taste it It's going away,as a gift.my daughter is a vegetarian and has trouble finding baked goods that don't have eggs. I use an egg replacer."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"This was an awesome cake. Loved it and everyone else did too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

"Everyone in my family loved it! I'll surely make this one again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Fantastic!!!! I loved it and my boyfriend said its one of the best things Ive ever made!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"This was awful. Way too sweet. Tasted more like carrot cake than apple cake. Hated the cream cheese mixture in the middle. Sorry."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"This is a keeper! Everyone loved it:)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

"Very, very good! My husband and I did the glaze and nuts together after the reviews about the glaze setting so quickly. Everyone loved this cake!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"everyone went nuts over this cake! daughter-in-law said i should bake & sell them. after making lots of apple cakes, i knew to bake it for 1 hour - it was perfect! you must make this, you won't be sorry you did."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

"Wow, this cake was amazing! Delicious flavor and beautiful texture. I changed the milk in the frosting For apple cider."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2014

"I am not a cake maker and this turned out excellent!! Served it at a church function and everyone really enjoyed it. Loved the mixture of apples and carrots, so very moist."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"This was an excellent tasting cake. I agree with the muldane/ordinary look: that is the trouble with bundt cakes. By adding toasted, largely-chopped pecans helps the look. You really can't beat a fall day, cup of cider or coffee with this cake. I applaud the originator!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

"this cake was amazing i have been asked to make this cake for so many events ."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"A nice bundt cake that keeps its height. Mine needed almost 15 minutes more baking time than called for. I didn't glaze it but visually it would have been a nice touch because it's one of those bundts that tastes a lot better than it looks! I solved that problem by presenting it already sliced...it made for a very pretty platter. Like other apple cakes, the batter will get pretty stiff before you fold in the apples, but while baking the apples will release their delicious juices and will result in a moist but not wet cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"This cake is fantastic!!! My husband loves it. It's perfect for fall!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

"We loved this cake. Really like the flavor of the icing as well."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"A great hit took awhile worth every minute"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2013

"I made this recipe for company for breakfast - I did omit the carrots and added more apples and it was so good - this will be on my favorite list"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"Delicious! A little time consuming to make but definitely worth it. I substituted no-sugar-added apple sauce for the oil, used 1/4 cup less sugar in the cake batter, and used reduced fat cream cheese. It reduced the calories but no one could tell. Definitely a keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"The cake is delicious but the next time I make it, I'll leave off the frosting. Served with a little whipped cream would be better than this frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Good, but not outstanding enough to justify all the prep work."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"One word: Fantastic! The only issue I had was getting the cake out of the pan - the top stuck to the pan & I had to piece it back together. Maybe I need a new, silicone fluted pan instead of my old metal one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"I baked this cake this afternoon, but I didn't have any carrots, so I used 3 cups of apples and did everything else according to the recipe. It is so moist and the cream cheese filling really adds a nice flavor to this cake - kind of like apple cheesecake. I saved this recipe and will definitely make it again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2013

"To jll5030... I made this cake last night and it was FABULOUS! I grated the carrots fairly small and after it was baked nobody even noticed the carrots. They were surprised to hear they were in there. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It will definitely be on my repeat often list."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"The best"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"I want to make this, but I don't like to see carrots in my cake. Is there a substitue?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2013

"so moist and so delicious! this recipe will go in my recipe box for sure!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"This was a great cake needed something for a large family gathering. I made two on blind faith for taste of home viewers and was not disappointed . Left two slices for hubby before I left. gone when I got home. looked for leftovers when I walked in. Guess I better make another one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2013

"This is the perfect apple cake and I can see why it was a contest winner."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"This is a great apple cake. First time I made it so many people wanted the recipe. It is a hit everytime I make it for church"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2013

"We had a bounty of apples so I went searching for a cake recipe. I was not disappointed when I found this one! My family and friend loved this one! If you try it once I promise you will make it again! I love the praline icing!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"This recipe is moist and delicious. Even people who claimed they didn't like carrot cake tried - and liked - this one!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2013

"Yummy!! Doubled the frosting...I love frosting. Also left out nuts due to allergy concerns. Received many compliments at church potluck."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"This was really good - especially the glaze! Very moist, easy to mix up and wonderful taste - definitely a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"Very moist and not to sweet. had to bake it about 5 min longer than recipe called for."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"Best apple cake ever"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2012

"Disappointed after the effort that was put into this cake. I thought this cake would be much better than it was after the reviews. It did taste a little better on day 2. I have had many other apple cakes that taste much better than this one."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"Very moist and very flavorful. As always it is best on the second day."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Wonderful flavor and so moist. Worth the extra time to make. Everyone asked for the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

"I was hesitant to try this since I'm not a baker but it turned out great and now my husband requests it for his birthday cake. So moist and delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"loved loved loved this cake,i didnt have carrots or nuts so i subituted more apples! super moist and yummy! just went apple picking today so tomorrow il make more to freeze for the holidays!purfect with a cup of coffee."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2012

"EXCELLENT cross between carrot and apple cake. Nice and moist. Had a little trouble

disbributing cream cheese filling evenly.
Definitely a make again recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

"This was one of the best cakes I have tried in a long time.I will make this one alot.The only thing I did different was no pecans in the cake.You should all try this cake if you want something so good. You cant stop eating it. Thanks for the recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2012

"Awesome/Yummy/Superb"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"Fabulous recipe; a little work to make but worth every minute!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"I had some apples that were getting soft and needed to use. This was the perfect recipe for it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"Very moist with a good texture"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"Was very good. The icing I cooked too long so turned to sugar. Will make for a Senior Church lunch bunch."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"This rich cake melts in your mouth!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"friends family everyone loved this cake"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"THIS CAKE IS ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! WONDERFUL RECIPE. I HAVE MADE IT TWICE IN THE LAST TWO DAYS!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"This cake was amazing!!! Great flavor and super moist!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"This cake is delicious - not too sweet but very tasty. I used Granny smith apples."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"This cake is wonderful! I made it to try it out and shared some with family and co-workers. I ended up making it twice more on request for parties. I used fat free cream cheese and substituted applesauce for half the oil. With the applesauce substitution it did take around 5 minutes or so longer to bake. The applesauce made it nice & moist and made the flavor pop a little more. Everyone agreed that the substitution made it even better."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012 Edited Aug. 26, 2015

"This cake is the bomb!!! Well recommended! I forgot to use the carrots and it still was moist and nice. Would do this anytime!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Absolutely delicious and beautiful presentation. A winner!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"This tasted delicious, but you would be ill advised to eat two slices, or even one, because two slices would be about 1200 calorie. For a person on a 1400 calorie diet (like the Comfort Food Diet) that would be nearly a days worth of calories, mostly from fat and sugar. A great thing to make occasionally, but eating just one piece a week could set you back if your were trying to lose weight."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"Would it be possible to substitute low fat cream cheese for the regular kind? i don't have any regular kind cream cheese in my house."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Delicious!!! I have had several requests to make it again. I used Granny Smith apples"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"I thought this cake would be much better than it was after the reviews. It did taste a little better on day 2. I have had many other apple cakes that taste much better than this one. The whole family was disappointed."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"Hands down, this is the most delicious cake I made in 2011. When someone asks me for the recipe, I know it's a keeper."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"I made this cake for the first time for our church bazaar. As it was cooling on the table, I turned to make the glaze. When I turned around to get the cake, my dog had jumped on the chair and took a huge hunk our of the side of the cake. What to d0??? I tasted the part that was left and it was soooo good, I made another one for the church. It was one of the first items sold."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Our favorite. I'm making it again for another birthday! People always talk about this cake. They think I'm a great baker thanks to you. Keep them coming!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"I made this cake for a party where there were loads of desserts. My cake was the talk of the night. Everybody loved it. Worried that I might not get it out of the pan I buttered the fluted pan liberally. The cake came right out. Will definitely make this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

"made for Thanksgiving great recipe!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"This is now in my top 10 of cakes. Great cake!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"i baked it for my family for thanksgiving it was a big hit very easy to follow comes out perfect each time thank you"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"This cake is easy to make but labor-intensive; lots of chopping and peeling. I suggest you make it the day before you plan to serve it, because it is delicious after it has set awhile."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"GREAT!! Easy and fancy enough to show off. The cream cheese filling is great. I added crushed pineapples and put in my spice cake.. What a wonderful find"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"Very good, moist, easy recipe to make. I forgot the pecans and it didn't really matter. Would be great either way. Also I was out of vegetable oil so I substituted applesauce cup for cup. Very good."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"Yum! Takes a little time to shred carrots and chop apples, but well worth the effort. I agree with several others, it would be just as good without the cream cheese filling or icing, but both are good with the cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I missed a beat on prep., total sugar should have been no more than 1 cup. The taste was so sweet that the apples were not noticed. I would like to try again with only 3/4 cup sugar in batter. That may even be too much. Why would so much sugar be required when the recipes apples?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Delicious"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"My whole family loved this cake. It was moist and tasty. I will definitely make the cake again and I have passed on the recipe to my sister."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"this cake was so moist and tasty... love it love it and so did my husband and brother and daughter etc"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I tried this cake last week, just as the recipe was written. It was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend this to anyone."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"This cake was DELICIOUS! It was moist and tasty, next time I want to use walnuts instead of pecans. :) I got thumbs up from others that tried it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"the cake is so good it doesn't need the cream cheese filling. really delicious and 3 cups of fruit & veg! going to try applesauce for some of oil next time."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"I have made many apple cakes before and I can't actually say this one is on the top of my list to make again. There was very little flavor. It was moist enough but it definitely is a "heavy" cake. I would also opt for a cream cheese icing as well with the pecans."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"Wonderfully good! East to make. I left the nuts out, personal choice. I used Golden Delicious apples. I also replaced vanilla extract with maple extract in cooked frosting, great smell in the house!! This will be one of our regulars!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"There's only two of us so I shared some with family and everyone loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"this was REALLY good! Only thing I'll be careful with next time is the cream cheese layer, I didn't get it in the middle."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"This recipe was just okay. It taste good but after sitting for a day it got very soggy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I forgot to add that I replaced the pecans with walnuts and went from a half a cup to a cup. It is good with the pecans but in my opinion, the walnuts just do the trick!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I have to tell you... I was a little "apple-d" out and then I found this recipe. I made this recipe and could not believe how good this cake is. It is moist, loaded with apples and the extra touch of cream cheese just brings it over the top. On top of that, the caramel icing is just perfect. This recipe has replaced every fall cake recipe I have and I intend to make them for Christmas gifts this year. You definitely will not go wrong with this cake! Outstanding!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"This was a hit with my teenage boys and their friends!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I have this recipe from a former Women's World and make it to sell at Farmer's Market where it is a BIG hit. have had people come from several miles to get it after hearing about it. It is delicious and always a quick sell out."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"First, let me ask-why are people rating the recipe before they even try it??? It doesnt help anyone to rate how it looks. Make it, then rate it!!! That being said...

I have several apple cake recipes tat I alike, and this one rates right ip with the others. The cream cheese filling takes it over the top. It was very moist and I did not find it to be oily. I did not make the icing based on other reviewers saying it was too sweet. I have to agree that it was perfect by itself. Thanks for a great recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"loved it! Used a light spray of nonstick cooking spray in the bundt pan and everything came out perfect. Plan to make again soon. My new fave."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"I've made this cake several times and have yet to be disappointed. Delicious!!!!! The first time I made it for a group of ladies who raved over it. Hubby was sorry to see it go out the door so I made one later for him. I added coconut as someone suggested and he loved it. We have apple trees so I was happy to come across such a great recipe. I love, love, love the flavor and how moist it is. If you need more flavor try adding a touch of cloves or other spice."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Delicious cake! Cream cheese filling is fantastic and the icing is fantastic. Like previous reviews warn, it does set up fast, so be careful. Also, I wouldn't advise using a fancy bundt pan, as my cake didn't come out easily at all. A plain pan would work much better for getting the cake out of this pan."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"Can't wait to make this cake! It reads really delicious....you're imagination will run wild!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"This sounded good so I thought i'd make it for a funeral at our church. It stuck to the pan when I went to flip it to the cooling rack..complete disaster! Fell apart. I tasted the scraps that fell and it was way to oily tasting..and not much flavor. So disappointing."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"I do not know...do not see recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Nummy apple cake. Love the cream cheese inside"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"very nice cake yumalishhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2011

"Love this cake. Super moist and delicious. I plan to skip the icing next time.This cake is perfect on it's own, the icing almost seems too sweet."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Delicious"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Made the cake a couple of days ago---very moist and not as "clumpy" as usual apple cake I make. I liked the frosting---only I got interuped when I was making it and the frosting set up on me. I added more milk some I could drizzle. Will make it again. My husband kept "tasting" it and the 2 of us didn't need any more so I gave the other half to family."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"after all the good reviews, i was expecting more,,,it was very moist but not much flavor,,, and the cream cheese layer wasnt all that good,,,,, but the frosting was amazing!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"HEALTHIER VERSION - This cake is an excellent fall treat! I made a couple changes to make it just a little healthier [although it's hard to say a sugary cake is "healthy"! - but that's not the point to eating it, now is it?! :o)] Instead of 1 cup canola oil, I used 1/2 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce. I also used Philadelphia 1/3 less fat Cream Cheese. Even with these changes, this is an excellent apple cake!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"Made this for work and everyone said it was one of the best cakes they had ever tasted. Super moist and delicious! I added a bit more powdered sugar to the frosting as I like it a little thicker."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"amazing cake must try this recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"amazing cake must try this recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2011

"I made this cake for company. All enjoyed. Will make again. I doubled the praline icing and won't do that again. it made it to sweet"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"Great cake, not too sweet."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2011

"I haven't made this yet but can not wait to try it, especially after reading all the wonderful reviews!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"AWESOME cake! I have made apple cakes before, but never one like this. The addition of the carrots helps keep it moist and the cream cheese layer gives it a different twist. Definitely will make again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2011

"Absoluetly agree with everyone else...the cream cheese filling just takes it to another level. Even if you did deleted this step the cake is moist and delicious!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"So moist, so elegant and SO delicious!! Don't skip the icing on this one. It definitely seals the deal as a favorite!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"I agree with everybody. This is one of the best cakes that I have ever baked. The icing does set up pretty fast. A good tip is putting the icing in a glass measuring cup and it is much easier to drizzle on the cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2011

"I have made many apple cake recipes, but this one beats them all. I like the carrot added to the apples. It makes a very special cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"One word for this cake ... AWESOME!!!! I have made this cake three times now. It's very easy for a scratch cake and everyone loves it. Great flavors, extremely moist and melts in your mouth! A real keeper! The icing tip from the other reviewer is right on; don't dally putting on the icing as it sets up very quickly; the pecans won't stick and will just fall off ... do it quickly and it works perfect!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2010

"Delicious. Received rave reviews from family. Would definitely make again, although I might omit the cream cheese layer."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"I took this cake to a potluck and it was gobbled up because it presents so well. I thought the cake was good but not exceptional; I ate my whole piece but wouldn't have gone back for seconds."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"I thought my husband was going to eat the whole cake by himself! This is definitely our favorite recipe for apple cake; my husband really likes coconut, so I mix it right into the caramel frosting."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! My new favorite cake! A very moist, flavor rich cake."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"Delicious - moist. Add the icing QUICKLY because it sets up REALLY fast. We dallied and ending up having to press the pecans into the already hardened icing. YUMMY!"

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