This was probably the BEST cake I’ve ever made. I will make this again and again and again. Growing up, my mom made spice cake often. It was a family favorite. Well, this cake reminded me of souped up spice cake! Don’t skip the pecan topping, it really made the cake! This would be the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving. It was great with a cup of coffee for breakfast, too! 🙂
Time: It took half the day to complete this cake. As far as prep work, dicing up the apples was the most time-consuming part. Other than that, the baking and cooling times were long, too. It was worth it though!
Substitutions: I baked mine for one hour. The recipe says to let the cake cool for 15 minutes and then remove the cake from the pan. I had to wait much longer (an hour) and I still ended up losing some of the cake. Ugh! Also, the recipe shows a thick white icing on top of the cake. The icing actually attracted me to the recipe; however, my icing was more of a glaze. It didn’t matter because it was so delicious!!!