William Tell's Never-Miss Apple Cake

Photo by Nicole S.

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

PREP TIME

40

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

--

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    package cream cheese, softened

  • 2

    cups sugar, divided

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1

    cup canola oil

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 2

    teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 2

    cups chopped peeled tart apples

  • 1

    cup shredded carrots

  • 1/2

    cup chopped pecans

  • PRALINE ICING:

  • 1/2

    cup packed brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup butter, cubed

  • 2

    T milk

  • 1/2

    cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1/2

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4

    cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 egg; set aside. 2. In a large bowl, beat oil with remaining sugar and eggs until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into oil mixture until blended. Stir in apples, carrots and pecans. 3. Transfer half of the apple batter to a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan; layer with cream cheese mixture and remaining apple batter. 4. Bake at for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. 5. In a large saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with pecans.

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