Apple Butter Anniversary Cake

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 1 Hr
Servings 12
Difficulty Moderate


  • CAKE
  • Baking spray with flour
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup Smucker's® Cider Apple Butter
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, chopped apples
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, toasted pecans*
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) package vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) container Frozen whipped topping not thawed
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple well drained
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, toasted pecans*


  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray 12-cup tube pan with no-stick flour cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    BEAT cake ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer at medium speed just until blended, about 2 minutes. Spread batter in prepared pan.

  • Step 3

    BAKE 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely. Place cake on serving plate.

  • Step 4

    COMBINE all filling ingredients except pecans in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes or until apples are tender. Stir in pecans.

  • Step 5

    MARK center of side of cake with toothpicks. Using a long serrated knife, slice cake in half. Carefully remove top half. Spoon filling onto bottom half. Replace top half of cake.

  • Step 6

    COMBINE pudding mix, powdered sugar and whipped topping in a medium bowl. Beat on the lowest speed of an electric mixer for one minute. Fold in drained pineapple. Spread on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle pecans evenly around top of cake. Store in refrigerator.

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