Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Would you believe I had never eaten apple cake until last year?

Apple pie? I've made plenty of them. Apple dumplings? They're like my favorite dessert ever until somebody shows up with a chocolate cake. Apple crisp? I've only eaten one every year since I was born. But my apple dessert card had a spot left unpunched--apple cake--until I found a delicious recipe over on maya*made.

Now that autumn has rolled around again, I've been craving that sweet cake thickly layered with apple slices and pecans and dosed with a hefty sprinkling of cinnamon. The original recipe makes a simple, tasty cake, but if you want to make it a tad more special, you should try topping it with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. It makes an everyday cake feel decadent. And I don't know about you, but I could use a little decadence on these cold November nights. So go ahead...light a candle, grab a cup of tea, and sit down to a piece of this autumn cake.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

1 TBSP butter, softened
1 ounce cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar

Whip all the ingredients together until smooth and fluffy. Spread over the cake while it's still warm. The frosting will melt a bit, creating a glaze.

The frosting makes this cake a two-bowl project, but it's completely worth washing that extra dish.

Updated: You probably figured this out just by looking at the amounts this recipe calls for, but this make just a little bit of icing. It's definitely enough to melt over an apple cake. However, if you are a "mounds of frosting" kind of person, you'll want to at least double this recipe.


  1. Hmmm, I may have to try this one! Your cinnamon cream cheese frosting is the tipping point I think!

  2. I do think you have been deprived. There are so many good things that can come of apples. I'm just enjoying big tall glasses of cider.

  3. Apple cake is a good thing.

    I agree...decadence is needed. October was a doozy.

  4. mmmmnhamm!
    this looks delicious!
    Thanks for your visit and comments about my blanket. I see you like fall colors!


  5. I love autumn baking. This looks quite tasty. We still have a ton of apples left over from making sauce that need to be used and I *just* made pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting via some Martha Stewart recipes and it made way too much frosting. I wonder if I could use the frosting on this cake...

  6. you know what? i've never eaten apple cake either, and it has never occurred to me before stumbling upon your blog! this looks delicious!

  7. this sounds really amazing, i am quite enjoying baking on these cozy autumn days : )

  8. I just found your blog via and thought I'd drop a line to let you know you have another follower. Happy weekend!

  9. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.


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