Recipes and Cooking Apple Butter-Pecan Cake Be the first to rate & review! This apple cake is perfect for fall! Apple butter, pecans, and a blend of spices help develop the fall flavor in this autumn cake recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 29, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 30 mins Cool Time: 25 mins Bake Time: 50 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 3 eggs 1 ⅓ cup apple butter 2 tablespoon milk 1 cup chopped pecans 1 recipe Vanilla Icing Vanilla Icing 1 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon warm water Easy Apple Butter 4 pound cooking apples, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 12 cups) 2 cup sugar ⅓ cup water 2 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground cloves ⅛ teaspoon ground allspice ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside. In a large bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, beating until combined. Beat in eggs, apple butter, and milk. Add flour mixture, beating just until combined. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan; cool on rack for 15 minutes. Drizzle Vanilla Icing over cake; cool completely. Vanilla Icing In a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla. Stir in enough warm water to make icing a drizzling consistency. Easy Apple Butter Place apples in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours; stir. Cool at least 1 hour or cover and chill overnight. Ladle into half-pint jars or freezer containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal and label. Store in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year. For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 576 Calories 17g Fat 103g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 576 % Daily Value * Total Fat 17g 22% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 76mg 25% Sodium 322mg 14% Total Carbohydrate 103g 37% Total Sugars 79g Protein 5g Vitamin C 0.6mg 3% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 1.8mg 10% Potassium 197mg 4% Folate, total 48.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.