Monday, April 28, 2014

Cream Cheese Apple Cake

Cream Cheese Apple Cake
This delicious cake is made moist by adding cream cheese to the batter.  It's filled with the wonderful flavor of apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and pecans.
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 Oh my gosh I couldn't believe how good it was!  The cake is brimming with chopped apples that sit in a cake batter made with butter and cream cheese.  The cake is very tender, moist and delicious!  I used 3 large Cameo Apples which are crisp and firm.  It may seem like 3 large apples is to many but please use all of them!  You'll love it!  The cinnamon, brown sugar and pecan topping is perfect  for the cake!  It adds sweetness and crunch ,it compliments the apples beautifully.  I tossed the apples in lemon juice after I chopped them for two reasons.  First it keeps the apples from turning brown while you make the batter and two...lemon adds a wonderful flavor to apples just like it does to blueberries and other fruit.  This is an outstanding cake that you can enjoy all year round, I hope you love it as much as we did!  Enjoy!

Cream Cheese Apple Cake

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Cream Cheese Apple Cake
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3 large apples peeled, cored and chopped (use firm crisp apples, I used Cameo)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice ( to toss chopped apples with)
1 3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1- 8 ounce pkg cream cheese, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup light brown sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place baking rack in the middle of the oven. Grease a 13x9 inch baking pan with shortening.

1.  Peel, core and chop 3 large firm crisp apples.  Toss them in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, set aside.

2.  In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the 1 3/4 cup of white sugar, butter, the cream cheese and vanilla until smooth.  Add the eggs and beat until well combined and creamy.

3.   Combine the flour,salt and baking powder in a small bowl, stir to combine.  Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, beat with an electric mixer until just combined.  Add the chopped apples and fold them into the batter.

4.  Pour the apple batter into the prepared 13x9 inch baking pan. Leveling the batter out as needed.

5.  In a small bowl combine the light brown sugar, cinnamon and chopped pecans.  Sprinkle over the apple batter in pan.

6.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 -60 minutes or until the cake tests done with a toothpick.


Catherine said...

A beautiful cake. Blessings, Catherine

Anonymous said...

Do you cream the butter with the cream cheese?

Renee Paj said...

O.M.G. wow. This looks amazing Mary! Now I am going to be thinking about it all day! haha

Bunny said...

YES Anonymous you cream the butter with the cream cheese. I fixed the directions!

Bunny said...

Thank you Catherine!

Bunny said...

Renee you'll love it! Thanks for stopping by!

Unknown said...

Can use splenda sweetner and whole wheat flour

All That's Left Are The Crumbs said...

Wow, this looks so good. I have saved it to make, hopefully next weekend. It certainly will not last long in my house that's for sure.