Apple Cake W/ Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Tarbean

I got this recipe from It is slightly different from the one posted by MustangMom. It doesn't have pecans and the frosting has considerably less powdered sugar, making the cream cheese flavor that much more intense. For the holidays, this cake can be dressed up by adorning it with holly berries. Randomly place clusters of three of red hot candies. Cut several "leaves" from a Granny Smith apple and place one on either side of the clusters.

Top Review by honeybear4t

DELICIOUS...should be in top 5 cakes of all time. Easy to make, directions easy to follow and bake time was right on the mark. It was soooooo good that half of it was inhaled by my husband alone and that was the first helping without the icing...maybe next time I can try it with icing. It has a permanent home in my recipe book of favorites.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until well blended.
  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Add dry mixture to the butter mixture, stirring until blended. The mixture will be very thick.
  3. Stir in apple slices. It hardly seems like enough batter to coat the apples, but bakes up beautifully.
  4. Spread batter into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
  5. For the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  6. Gradually add sugar and salt, beat well.
  7. Stir in vanilla and frost the cooled cake.

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