This week's selection for Tuesdays with Dorie comes from Lynne of Honey Muffin. What a perfect choice for the first Tuesday in October! It's finally starting to feel like fall around here, so the scents of this cake baking were very welcome indeed.
This cake comes together fairly easy, with the exception of grating the apples. However, you only have to grate two of them, so it's really not that bad. I had some 2-year-old help in the kitchen while making these, so things didn't go quite as smoothly as perhaps they could have. I guess I didn't get my bundt pan buttered as well as I thought, because the cake did wind up sticking in a few places, though not too horribly. And if I'd had a little more time, I probably would have toasted the pecans first. I was finally able to use the apple butter I bought at a local apple orchard too.
Still, it turned out quite well. Following Dorie's suggestion, it really is better the next day. I admit it. I snuck a piece of it while it was still slightly warm. I couldn't help it! :) It's very moist, and I feel it's great on its own - no icing necessary.
For the recipe, see Lynne's post, and be sure to see what the other TWD Bakers did with this week's recipe!