Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

A not too sweet and almost foolproof spice apple cake. You can also make this in a bundt pan. But I think the springform round cake shape seems appropriate for this cake. Optional spices can be added like cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, a pinch of ground cloves, etc.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 13 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (18 ounce) spice cake mix
  • 1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
  • 23 cup sour cream
  • 3 medium eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven 350°F and grease a 10" springform cake pan and set aside.
  2. In a separate small pan, melt butter; then stir in brown sugar and nuts.
  3. Pour pecan mixture into bottom of cake pan. This will be the top of the cake.
  4. By hand, mix cake mix, pie filling, sour cream, eggs, and oil until well-blended.
  5. Carefully pour over nut mixture and spread evenly.
  6. Bake 45 minutes to one hour. Oven temps vary so check cake after 45 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack.
  8. Release spring and remove sides and bottom of pan.
  9. If some pecan topping sticks to the pan, replace it on the cake.
  10. Garnish with whole pecan halves.
Most Helpful

5 5

Absolutely delicious and easy to make cake! I made using a no-sugar added (splenda sweetened) apple pie filling. I didn't have medium eggs, so used 3 large and had to mix in some vanilla yogurt to the sour cream to have enough. The only problem I had was that some of the butter leaked out the bottom/side of my springform pan onto the (newly-cleaned) oven! Definitely recommend this recipe--the topping makes it spectacular!