This is an easy to make spice cake filled with the exciting flavors of dried apple, pecans, coconut and currants. Apple butter serves as the icing. It tastes fabulous!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 2 layer cake
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease bottoms of two 9 inch round layer cake pans.

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  • In a large bowl, mix the spice cake mix, dried apples, pecans, coconut, currants, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and butter. Pour the mixture into the cake pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Split each cake layer into four sections. Spread apple butter between the sections and reassemble layers.

Nutrition Facts

486 calories; protein 5.8g 12% DV; carbohydrates 65.9g 21% DV; fat 23.4g 36% DV; cholesterol 66.8mg 22% DV; sodium 378.3mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2006
Use cold cubed butter. I had to add 2 TBL buttermilk. Chop fruits fine or bake 4 layers instead of 2 and splitting them. The larger chunks of apples and nuts makes it harder to slice the layers in half. VERY GOOD CAKE! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2010
I wanted to make something for a bake sale benefit and strangely enough had the random items to make this. My only confusion was whether to add the water the cake mix calls for. It seemed like not enough wet ingredients so I added the water. Seemed to turn out ok. Made 24 cupcakes plus some extra. Used a spare can of cream cheese frosting mixed with some marshmallow creme. Read More
(1)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2006
Use cold cubed butter. I had to add 2 TBL buttermilk. Chop fruits fine or bake 4 layers instead of 2 and splitting them. The larger chunks of apples and nuts makes it harder to slice the layers in half. VERY GOOD CAKE! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2008
This cake is delicious! I had some dried apples I needed to use up so I used 2 heaping cupfuls and omitted the pecans coconut and currants. I melted the butter (didn't know if I was supposed to) and baked the cake in a 9X13 for 30 min. I didn't have any apple butter so I made a glaze with 1/4 cup butter 2/3 cup white sugar and 1/3 cup juice from a can of fruit. Cook and stir til dissolved and pour over warm cake. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/18/2010
I wanted to make something for a bake sale benefit and strangely enough had the random items to make this. My only confusion was whether to add the water the cake mix calls for. It seemed like not enough wet ingredients so I added the water. Seemed to turn out ok. Made 24 cupcakes plus some extra. Used a spare can of cream cheese frosting mixed with some marshmallow creme. Read More
(1)
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Rating: 1 stars
04/16/2015
Every time I try using a cake mix I wind up being disappointed. I hope I've finally learned my lesson. Read More
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