Chipotle Apple Pecan Cake This moist cake takes an old family favorite and amps it up with ground chipotle in both the cake and caramel glaze topping. 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 October 12, 2012 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 40 mins Bake Time: 75 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 16 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper ¾ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground white pepper ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves 1 ½ cup cooking oil 1 ¾ cup 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) Spicy Caramel Glaze ½ cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup butter ¼ cup whipping cream ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions 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. 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. 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 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 490 Calories 31g Fat 50g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 490 % Daily Value * Total Fat 31g 40% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 53mg 18% Sodium 165mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 50g 18% Total Sugars 32g Protein 4g Vitamin C 1.8mg 9% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 1.6mg 9% Potassium 131mg 3% Folate, total 40.3mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg 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.