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Chipotle Apple Pecan Cake

Makes: 16 servings
Prep 40 mins Bake 325°F1 hr 15 mins
Chipotle Apple Pecan Cake
Ingredients
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  ground nutmeg
  • 1  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  teaspoon  ground chipotle pepper
  • 3/4  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground white pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1 1/2  cups  cooking oil
  • 1 3/4  cups  sugar
  • 3  eggs
  • 1  tablespoon  vanilla
  • 3  large (1-1/4 pound) sweet-tart apples peeled, cored, and diced (3 cups)
  • 1  cup  chopped pecans, toasted
  •  Spicy Caramel Glaze (see below)
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly coat 10-inch fluted tube pan with cooking spray; lightly sprinkle with flour. Set aside. In a bowl combine the 3 cups flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, chipotle, ginger, white pepper, salt, and cloves; set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl beat oil and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, one at a time; beat well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and as much flour mixture as you can. Stir in remaining flour mixture, apples, and pecans. Spoon batter into pan.

3. Bake 1-1/4 hours, until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Meanwhile, prepare Spicy Caramel Glaze. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes; invert on rack. Place rack over baking sheet. Drizzle warm cake with Spicy Caramel Glaze, respooning glaze that drips on baking sheet over cake. Cool completely before serving. Makes 16 servings.

Spicy Caramel Glaze
Cook 5 mins to 6 mins Stand 1 hr 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4  cup  butter
  • 1/4  cup  whipping cream
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground chipotle pepper
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla
Directions

1. In a saucepan combine brown sugar, butter, whipping cream, and ground chipotle pepper. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil gently 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Let stand 1-1/4 hours until slightly thickened. Drizzle over warm cake.

Nutrition Facts (Chipotle Apple Pecan Cake)
  • Servings Per Recipe 16,
  • cal. (kcal) 490,
  • Fat, total (g) 31,
  • chol. (mg) 53,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 50,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 13,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 10,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 32,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 340,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 165,
  • Potassium (mg) 131,
  • calcium (mg) 30,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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