apple and pecan cake

with hot maple butter

  • 150g unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup (175g) brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (60g) pecans, finely chopped

HOT MAPLE BUTTER
  • ½ cup (125ml) maple syrup
  • 30g unsalted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the butter, apple, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and pecan in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Pour into a lightly greased 20cm springform cake tin lined with non-stick baking paper, and smooth the top. Cook for 50–55 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
  3. To make the maple butter, place the maple syrup and butter in a small saucepan over high heat. Stir until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour over the warm cake and slice to serve. Serves 8–10.
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donna hay team

Hi Rheena, yes absolutely! Enjoy, the dh team.

Rheena Krishnan

Can we replace the pecans with walnuts?

Betty Penna

This cake is completely utterly amazing. Easy and looks and tastes a million bucks. I bake lots of cakes at work and they love cake - their comment about this cake? “This was the best one yet”! Thanks DH

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