Best Layered Apple Pecan Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"I have been on a search for the best apple cake and finally I found it, this is the best I have ever had,it is delicious. This recipe is a keeper, it tastes like a apple pie! You could sub the oil for applesauce to reduce some of the fat, if you do this then reduce the eggs to only three eggs"

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (169 g)
  • Calories 470.1
  • Total Fat - 18.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 89.8 mg
  • Sodium - 313.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 71.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
  • Sugars - 45 g
  • Protein - 5.8 g
  • Calcium - 110.1 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13x9 pan. Sprinkle pecans evenly on bottom of pan.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/3 cup brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Add chopped apples, toss to combine.

Step 3

In another large bowl, mix remaining flour, 2 cups sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, oi (or apple sauce), butter, apple cider, and vanilla extract. Beat until batter is smooth.

Step 4

Pour half of the batter (about 2 cups) into prepared pan. Top with half of apple mixture. Spoon remaining batter over apples and top with remaining apples.

Step 5

Bake around 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


What a delicious and extra moist cake this was! We devoured it in no time flat! It will see to many repeats for us.


review by:
(11 Oct 2021)


We love this cake! I made as written and wouldn't change a thing. I had some vanilla ice cream in the freezer, so I said why not. Delish!


review by:
(31 Jan 2020)


Have you ever seen a man look upon a dessert like it was prey? Well my hubby was watching over this cake like it was his last indulgence with food ha ha! This cake is so delicious, I can see why! We loved it made just like the recipe calls for. Wouldn't change a thing, except add more nuts!


review by:
(29 May 2015)


I couldn't find apple cider orange juice so I used plain apple cider. It is as delicious as you say!


review by:
(8 Jan 2015)

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