William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake Recipe
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William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake Recipe

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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
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 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
  • 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

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.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat oil with remaining sugar and eggs until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into oil mixture until blended. Stir in apples, carrots and pecans.
  3. Transfer half of the apple batter to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan; layer with cream cheese mixture and remaining apple batter.
  4. Bake at for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. In a large saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter and milk 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.
Originally published as William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake in Country Woman August/September 2010, p37

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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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

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

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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."

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2014

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

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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!!!"

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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."

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