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Apple Butter Cake Recipe


An apple butter cake with spices and pecans. Scroll down to see more apple cake recipes and recipes using apple butter.


  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • dash ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup apple butter
  • walnut or pecan halves, optional


Generously grease and flour bottoms of 3 8-inch layer cake pans. Measure sifted flour, baking soda, salt, and spices into sifter. Measure milk into a 2-cup measure; add vinegar.

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift in dry ingredients in about 4 additions, alternating with the soured milk. Beat on low speed just until blended. Stir in the apple butter and pour into pans. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until center springs back when lightly touched with finger. Cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes. Loosen sides with a knife; turn out onto racks. Cool layers completely. Put layers together with cream cheese frosting or a Butter Frosting
, then frost sides and top. Garnish with walnuts or pecans, if desired.

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