Thursday, August 9, 2012

Apple Pecan Layer Cake

2-1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1-1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven 350, grease and flour 2 - 9 inch round pans.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add applesauce, oil and eggs. Blend at low speed until moistened then beat 2 minutes on high speed. Stir in pecans. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pans, place on coolimg rack, cool completely.

1/2 cup butter ( not margarin)
4-1/2 cup powdered sugar
6-8 tbsp apple juice

In heavy sauce pan on medium heat, brown butter util slightly golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, cool completely.
In large bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, and 4 tbsp apple juice. Blend at low speed until moistened, continue beating until well blended' adding additional juice until spreads consistently. Fill and frost cake. Garnish as desired.