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. 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
- 3 large apples peeled use firm crisp apples, I used Cameo, cored and chopped
- 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.
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A beautiful cake. Blessings, Catherine
Do you cream the butter with the cream cheese?
O.M.G. wow. This looks amazing Mary! Now I am going to be thinking about it all day! haha
YES Anonymous you cream the butter with the cream cheese. I fixed the directions!
Thank you Catherine!
Renee you’ll love it! Thanks for stopping by!
Can use splenda sweetner and whole wheat flour
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.
Any nut free variations for topping?
Bayla try using oats instead of the pecans. Let me know if you make it that way.
I noticed after I had the batter all spread out in the pan that I had forgotten the butter So I had to scoop it out of the pan and put the butter in….it came out really moist but the amount of cinnamon and on top was a bit much…It also says in the ingredients baking powder and in the directions baking soda…it was confusing. But its a good recipe!! Hubby loves it
Theresa you can adjust that cinnamon to any amount that’s good for you and hubby. Won’t hurt a thing. I just checked the recipe, and it says baking powder in the directions and in the recipe ingredients. Thank you!
Awesome recipe! I was thinking…couldn’t I use the base recipe and just add different fruit…ie: blueberries or pineapples …super moist and delicious…a keeper
It’s worth a try Eva! I’d make sure that whatever fruit you use be fresh fruit, if you use pineapple drain well. I hope you do try it, and if so let me know!
What other nuts could be used? Not crazy about pecans :/
Dianne, I think all nuts go well with apple,walnuts would be nice as well. Thanks for stopping by!
This looks amazing.
This recipe is perfect for fall! It looks so moist!
Thank you Julie, its a keeper!
Just Pinned!! Looks delicious!
THank you Liz!!
Love your fabulous recipe. Stopping by from the Wednesday Roundup. I would be honored if you would consider sharing your delicious post on Foodie Fridays where I am co-hosting. The party starts Thursday 9 pm Est. Hope to see you there.
Thank you Pure Grace Farms!!
Yum – a new apple recipe to add to my collection. Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster. PINNED
Thank you Robin!
I am seriously going to put on lots of pounds this fall lol. This looks so tasty and I imagine it would just melt in your mouth..ahh I need a bite of it lol. On a side note, I am hosting my first ever Link Up Party! I hope you can come over and link up with me because I would love to have you!! http://liverandomlysimple.com/totally-terrific-tuesday-linkup-party-1/
Thank you Jessica for the invitation!!
#3 IT HAS BAKING SODA & THE DIRECTION HAS BAKING POWER,BUT IT DOES LOOK GOOD WILL MAKE
Hi Jeannie, I fixed it thank you so much! I hope you get to make it!
This looks so delicious! Pinned it 🙂
Thanks for sharing it on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
Many of our readers agree with me that this recipe is awesome. You had lots of views and will be featured THIS week. Be sure to stop by! 🙂