Chunky Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

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!

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Shabby Sign Shoppe October 12, 2009

This recipe is great!! I have made this 4 times now. Tonight, I baked them in the large muffin pans. I baked at 350 for approx 30 minutes. It made a dozen of the large muffin size cakes. I omitted the pecans but used the yummy frosting. I will continue to use this recipe, thank you!

Anne2003 October 19, 2012

I made this recipe for our National Night Out Celebration and it was a big hit! Everyone LOVED it!!!! I used a different recipe for the icing and did not put any nuts on top. I think I will make it again without the icing. It was soooo good! I have to print out extra copies of the recipe because everyone wants it!!!!

JenJenMarie October 08, 2008

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