Sour Cream Apple Cake

Apple Cake Ingredients
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 24 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
188 Calories
10g Fat
24g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 126mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This apple cake is made with chopped fresh apples, butter, cinnamon, and sour cream. It's a popular cake and very easy to fix and bake in one layer. The crumbly crust bottom and topping makes this cake stand out from other apple cakes.

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 cups apples (finely chopped & peeled)
  • 1 cup whipping cream (whipped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

  3. In a large mixing bowl combine first flour, butter, and brown sugar. Blend together until crumbly, using a mixer on low speed. Stir in chopped pecans. Press 2 3/4 cups of the crumb mixture into an ungreased 13X9-inch pan.

  4. To the remaining mixture add cinnamon, soda, salt, sour cream, vanilla, and egg. Blend well with mixer. Stir in the chopped apples. Spoon evenly over the crumb layer.

  5. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  6. Cut into squares and serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired. Serve warm or cold.

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