Peel, core and chop apples into chunks. Toss in 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside.
Prepare the cinnamon sugar topping:
Mix brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl. Set aside.
Make the cake:
In a medium sized bowl, cream together the butter and sugar.
Add flour and baking powder and mix well.
Add eggs one at a time (and beat well between each).
Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth.
Gently fold in chopped pecans.
Assemble the cake:
Pour the batter into the baking dish.
Spread the apple mixture evenly over the cake batter and sprinkle the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture on top.
Lightly pat apples into the batter and swirl the brown sugar mixture through the apples using a knife.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until a toothpick can be inserted in the center of the cake and comes out clean.
Let the cake cool for 15 minutes.
Combine powdered sugar and water to create a glaze and then pour over your apple pie cake.
The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**