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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.

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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."

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2015

"Outstanding!"

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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!"

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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!"

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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."

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