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Fresh Apple Cake With A Pecan Praline Sauce

Fresh Apple Cake With A Pecan Praline Sauce

Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple-cake, apple-desserts, fresh-apple-cake-pecan-praline-sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Cooling time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 9 pieces
Calories 532kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 1 ¼ cup roughly chopped pecans toasted
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 4 medium apples peeled cored and thinly sliced
  • Pecan Praline Sauce:
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Fresh whipped cream for serving optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast for 5-7 minutes. Cool completely.
  • Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, ginger and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Add wet to the dry ingredients and stir by hand until fully combined. Add sliced apples, and ¾ cup chopped pecans. Mix until evenly distributed.
  • Spray a 9 x 9- inch non stick metal pan with baking spray. Spread the batter into the pan.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Lay a piece of aluminum foil on top and continue to bake for an additional 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center shows moist crumbs.
  • Cool completely in the pan on a cooling rack.
  • To make the pecan praline sauce:
  • Add the brown sugar, heavy cream and butter to a heavy bottomed saucepan. Bring to s boil then lower the heat and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Remove form the heat and add the vanilla and remaining ½ cup toasted pecans. Mix well and cool for 5-10 minutes..
  • Pour over the cake prior to serving with fresh whipped cream on the side, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 532kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 79g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg