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Apple Butter Spice Cake

Rated as 4.7 out of 5 Stars

"This is a very good and moist cake recipe I received from my grandmother years ago. It makes a nice addition to any dinner table."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 399
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Prepare the topping by mixing together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped pecans.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time, thoroughly beating each egg into the butter mixture before adding the next. Add apple butter, vanilla, and wheat germ or bran cereal. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour cream; mix well after each addition.
  5. Pour half the batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle with half of the topping. Pour remaining batter into pan and top with the rest of the topping.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 399 calories; 16.1 60.9 4.5 60 336 Full nutrition

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I found this recipe when I was looking to use up a jar of apple butter a friend gave me. It is a great cake! I did some modifications; brown sugar instead of white; walnuts instead of pecans; in...

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The recipe as written has 2x as much sugar as I'd want! So minus a few stars for that. I made it healthier with whole wheat flour, reduced the butter a little, plain Greek yogurt instead of sour...

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I found this recipe when I was looking to use up a jar of apple butter a friend gave me. It is a great cake! I did some modifications; brown sugar instead of white; walnuts instead of pecans; in...

It is delicious - I baked it in a bundt cake pan and it was also very pretty -

Wonderful, moist cake! A real treat. The batter was thicker than I expected and I thought I made a mistake, but the result was a big hit with everyone.

Very moist, delicious cake. Would make a good breakfast cake. I made mine in a bundt pan and layered with 1/2 crumb mixture, 1/2 batter, crumb, batter. Scrumptious!! I also made the 'All Day...

I made muffins out of this recipe. I used APPLE CIDER apple butter and I cut the sugar in the actual bread recipe in half. For muffins, there was a little too much topping (and imo, I think the ...

The recipe as written has 2x as much sugar as I'd want! So minus a few stars for that. I made it healthier with whole wheat flour, reduced the butter a little, plain Greek yogurt instead of sour...

Outstanding recipe for a great coffee cake for a brunch. I added 1/2c. of cinnamon chips and a chopped Gala apple- Excellent!

This was a good coffee type cake - but for me it was not as good as the "Graham Struessal" cake found on this site. I had given that cake FIVE stars and for some reason - I suppose because they...

I only made this to use up some applebutter but this recipe is a keeper. It is worth buying the apple butter just to make the cake. Delish!