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

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Topping:
Cake:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.

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  • Prepare the topping by mixing together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped pecans.

  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; 16.1 g total fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 336 mg sodium. 60.9 g carbohydrates; 4.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (137)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2004
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; instant oats instead of bran/wheat germ. Perfect for potluck or church socials - no messy frosting. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/18/2011
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 cream and cut the sugar in HALF - it was still a little too sweet for my tastes. Otherwise it was moist and tasty will make again - with less sugar. Read More
(18)
165 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2004
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; instant oats instead of bran/wheat germ. Perfect for potluck or church socials - no messy frosting. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2004
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; instant oats instead of bran/wheat germ. Perfect for potluck or church socials - no messy frosting. Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2002
It is delicious - I baked it in a bundt cake pan and it was also very pretty - Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2003
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 Apple Butter' recipe from this site and used it in this recipe. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2002
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2011
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 topping needs butter more like a streusel) but I'm not complaining.;) I can't stop eating it. Quite moist slightly chewy and VERY flavorful one of the BEST quick breads I've had in a long time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2011
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 cream and cut the sugar in HALF - it was still a little too sweet for my tastes. Otherwise it was moist and tasty will make again - with less sugar. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2006
Outstanding recipe for a great coffee cake for a brunch. I added 1/2c. of cinnamon chips and a chopped Gala apple- Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/11/2005
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 are both coffee type cakes - everyone in my family said "It is not as good as the cake you made last week". I will probably just stick to that one - although this was tasty. So..because of that I need to give this FOUR! Read More
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