Apple, Pecan Cake With Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Fall is officially here! It is time for apples, pecans, pumpkins and cooler weather. This cake represents everything I love about this time of year. One of my favorite things about fall is apple desserts and apple recipes!

This Apple Pecan Cake with Buttercream Frosting is my favorite apple cake, I have tried many apple cakes over the years and this is a winner! So moist and dense, with buttercream frosting, delicious cake! Apple Pecan Cake with Buttercream Frosting is full of the flavors of fall and is the perfect way to kick off apple season.

Apple, Pecan Cake With Buttercream Frosting Recipe
Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  40 mins Total time:  50 mins

APPLE, PECAN CAKE WITH BUTTERCREAM FROSTING - Simple and special dessert for Thanksgiving and holiday season! Easy layer cake is fall treat with chopped apples, pecans and buttercream frosting!


For cake:
3 eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup canola oil
2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
3 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups apple, finely chopped
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
For buttercream frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
4 ½ to 5 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
5 tablespoons heavy cream
For garnish:
Pecans or walnuts, chopped optional
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To make cake:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease two 8-inch round baking pans, line with parchment paper or waxed paper, set aside
In a medium bowl, mix flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and baking soda
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer beat eggs and oil until combined
Add sugar, vanilla and sour cream and mix well
Slowly add flour mixture until combined (batter will be very thick)
Stir in apples and nuts and mix
Pour batter into prepared pans
Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick in center comes out clean
Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove the cakes to wire racks and let cool completely
To make buttercream frosting:
In a medium bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt and heavy cream and beat for 5 to 7 minutes until light and fluffy
Add more powdered sugar as needed for thicker frosting or add heavy cream a little at a time to thin frosting
To assemble the cake:
Place one of the cake rounds on a serving platter
Spread a thin layer of buttercream frosting over the cake
Set another cake layer on top of the filling and spread buttercream frosting over the entire cake
Press the chopped pecans or walnuts into the sides of the cake and sprinkle some over the edges

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