Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
1hr 10mins
35 mins
35 mins
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  1. In a large bowl, mix together apples and sugar.
  2. Stir in oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Add flour mixture to apple mixture; stir until combined.
  5. Fold in 1 cup pecans.
  6. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8 or 9-inch round baking pans.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  8. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  10. For frosting: In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  11. Beat in caramel ice cream topping.
  12. Gradually beat in 2 cups sifted powdered sugar.
  13. Beat in 2 1/4 cups additional powdered sugar to reach the appropriate spreading consistency.
  14. Place one cake layer on a serving platter.
  15. Frost top of this cake layer.
  16. Add the second cake layer on top; frost top and sides with remaining frosting.
  17. Garnish with additional pecan pieces and drizzle with extra caramel ice cream topping.
  18. Cover and store in the refrigerator.