Apple Bundt Cake with Praline Frosting
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 3.4 oz. pack vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (OR 1 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg and ½ tsp. allspice)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped Gala apples
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • Praline Frosting
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ
  2. In a baking pan, spread pecans in a single layer and toast for 6-8 minutes, Shake the pan a couple of times and watch carefully so that they don't burn.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Beat for one minute or until combined.
  4. Add eggs, spices and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  5. Stir in apples and toasted pecans.
  6. Praline Frosting: Combine brown sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan and cook on medium, whisking constantly. Bring to a boil and boil for one minute, whisking constantly.
  7. Remove from heat and add vanilla and the powdered sugar, a little at a time.
  8. Whisk until well combined.
  9. Pour immediately onto cake. Garnish with toasted pecans, if desired.
  10. If the frosting gets too thick, add a dash of milk and whisk until desired consistency.
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