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Apple Butter Cake

in Diana's Recipe Book

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Servings: 12-16
With just the right blend of spices and apple butter, this apple butter cake will become a family favorite.

For Cake:
1 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup apple butter (store-bought or homemade)
2 1/2 - 3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts

For Glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2-3 tablespoons apple butter (store-bought or homemade)

Serve with:
Whipped Cream or non-dairy whipped topping (thawed), or vanilla ice cream

Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Grease and flour a 9 or 10-inch bundt pan.

With an electric mixer beat vegetable oil and sugar together. Add eggs one at a time. Sift together dry ingredients and blend into egg mixture. By hand, stir in vanilla, orange juice, apple butter, apples and walnuts. Stir until well combined.

Pour batter into prepared bundt pan. Bake in preheated oven for 65 to 75 minutes or until cake tests done by inserting a cake tester or wooden skewer into cake and comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool 10-15 minutes on a wire rack. Then invert cake and remove from pan onto a serving plate.

Prepare glaze by combining apple butter and confectioners' sugar. Pour over top of cake.

Serve slices of cake topped with whipped cream, non-dairy whipped topping or serve with vanilla ice cream on the side, if desired.

Makes 12-16 servings.

Date: May 4, 2006


Reviewer: Rachel
This cake was delicious. I happened to have some apple butter so I figured I would give this recipe a try. I added extra cinnamon and used three different apples - jonagold, honeycrisp, and granny smith. I didn't make the glaze, the cake was perfect with just a cup of coffee.

Reviewer: Kelsey
A great easy recipe. The edges came out a nice and crisp while the inside was still moist from the fresh apples. I too used a couple different apples and homemade apple butter. This is definitely a recipe I will reuse and share with others. I added the glaze with a scoop of ice cream to serve and it was a perfect combination.

Reviewer: Debra Steward
Question - The instructions say to add vanilla, but it is not in the ingredients list. Should there be vanilla?

Reviewer: Diana, Diana's Desserts
Debra, Thank you, I have corrected the recipe. Yes, there should be 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract in the cake....Diana, Diana's Desserts


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