Apple: Butter Apple Pound Cake

posted by Mai 04-29-102 11:39 AM

Butter Apple Pound Cake

1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/3 cup toasted pecans, chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups regular or reduced fat sour cream
1-1/2 cups apples (peeled, thinly sliced)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and nutmeg; set aside. Cream butter with electric mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in granulated sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Alternate adding sour cream and dry ingredients to butter mixture, beating well after each addition.

Spoon 1/2 of the batter into well-buttered and floured 12-cup bundt pan or 10-inch tube pan. Arrange apple slices on batter. Spoon 1/2 of the brown sugar mixture over apples and press lightly into batter. Spoon remaining batter over apple mixture. Sprinkle top with remaining brown sugar mixture. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes. Gently loosen cake from pan with sharp knife. Invert onto cooling rack. Serve slightly warm if desired.

Toasted Butter Brown Sugar Glaze:
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In small saucepan, heat butter over medium heat until it starts to turn brown. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, milk and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Drizzle on cake.

Yield: 1 cake or about 16 servings.

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