Apple Spice Cake

Recipe By: Calphalon Team  -  Originally Published: 8/29/2009


Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar for a pretty presentation, then top with our brandy whipped cream.

  • Servings: Serves 8
  • Prep Time: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: Less than 60 Minutes
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Course: Dessert


1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 c. cold water
2 1/2 c.flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
3 c. apples (about 4), peeled and sliced thin
1 c. pecans, chopped
1 c. brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C
In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugars together. Stir in the vanilla, eggs and water until smooth.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a small mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the shortening mixture. Fold in apples.
Evenly divide batter between two prepared 8-in. cake pans (buttered and floured).
Combine the pecans and brown sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle the nut mixture over the cake batter evenly between the two pans.
Bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until a toothpick into the center of the cake come out clean.