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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 Jan. 24, 2014

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

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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.

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Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

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

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013

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

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

A great hit took awhile worth every minute

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