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Apple Butter Pound Cake

Published: Friday, September 23, 2022

~ Sweepstakes and 1st Place Winners ~
Elkhart Co. Fair

Single Layer – Pound, Loaf or Bundt
"1st Place Sweepstakes"
Deb Parcell, Goshen

1 c. apple butter

¼ c. pecans, chopped and toasted

1 ½ c. butter, softened

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

6 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

3 c. flour

Caramel Icing:

½ c. brown sugar

¼ c. butter

3 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 c. powdered sugar

Mix apple butter and pecans; set aside. Cream butter and cream cheese for 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Add vanilla. Mix in flour.

Pour half the batter in greased and floured 14-cup Bundt pan. Make narrow trench in batter and fill with apple butter mixture. Top with remaining batter.

Bake at 325° until long pick inserted in center comes out clean (1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours). Cool 10 minutes. Turn out of pan and cool completely.

For caramel icing: Mix brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 1 minute, Beat in vanilla and powdered sugar, beating until thickened. Pour over cake. Garnish with dried apple chips, if desired.

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