Pour half of the batter into the prepared springform pan. Sprinkle the chopped nut on the batter avoiding the edges. Drizzle a couple of TBS of the Dr. Pepper syrup over the nuts. Spread the remaining batter on top of the first layer and spread evenly. Arrange the apple slices in a circle around the cake, completely covering the top. Works best f you start from the middle and work your way out.