18 Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 sticks (20 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and grated on the large holes of a box grater (4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups pecan halves (5 ounces), toasted dark and finely ground in a food processor
  • Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream
  • Gold Marzipan Pumpkins, Leaves, and Acorns
Nutrition
652
33% daily value
12 servings
                                       
                                            vegetarian
     

Fat

49% 32

Saturated

73% 15

Trans

- 1

Monounsaturated

- 11

Polyunsaturated

- 4

Carbs

29% 87

Carbs (net)

- 84

Fiber

14% 3

Sugars

- 54

Sugars, added

- 48

Protein

16% 8

Cholesterol

39% 118

Sodium

19% 462

Calcium

12% 123

Magnesium

7% 30

Potassium

4% 199

Iron

15% 3

Zinc

10% 1

Phosphorus

32% 226

Vitamin A

23% 208

Vitamin C

0% 0

Thiamin (B1)

34% 0

Riboflavin (B2)

25% 0

Niacin (B3)

16% 3

Vitamin B6

7% 0

Folate equivalent (total)

31% 126

Folate (food)

- 24

Folic acid

- 60

Vitamin B12

9% 0

Vitamin D

5% 1

Vitamin E

7% 1

Vitamin K

3% 4
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