Apple Butter Spice Cake Recipe
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ cup chopped pecans
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¾ cup apple butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup whole bran cereal or wheat germ
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 eggs, room temperature
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
step 2: Prepare the topping by mixing together the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and chopped pecans.
step 3: Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
step 4: Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time, thoroughly beating each egg into the butter mixture before adding the next. Add apple butter, vanilla, and wheat germ or bran cereal. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with sour cream; mix well after each addition.
step 5: Pour half the batter into the prepared pan; sprinkle with half of the topping. Pour remaining batter into pan and top with the rest of the topping.
step 6: Bake in the preheated oven until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes.