Chunky Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by MustangMom

Another Southern Living favorite! Our 15 year old son won a Blue Ribbon and "Best in Show" at our county fair last year with this recipe!

Top Review by Shabby Sign Shoppe

OMG is this so, so yummy! BEST apple cake EVER! I found this orig inally in SL "Our Readers Top Rated recipes" Thank you for posting here for all to see. I sprinkled top with pecans and used pecans in place of walnuts in the cake itself (personal pref). The cream cheese topping is a must as well as the refridgeration. Very moist, much like a great carrot cake. I used gala apples and it worked out fine. A forever keeper for my fall sweets list.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake: Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until blended.
  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients.
  3. Add to butter mixture, stirring until blended.
  4. Stir in apple slices and 1 cup pecans.
  5. Spread into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan.
  6. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  8. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting; sprinkle with pecans, if desired.
  9. Cream Cheese Frosting; Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  10. Gradually add confectioner's sugar, beating at low speed until light and fluffy.
  11. Stir in vanilla extract.

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