Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • In a large bowl, mix together apples and sugar.
  • Stir in oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  • In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
  • Add flour mixture to apple mixture; stir until combined.
  • Fold in 1 cup pecans.
  • Pour batter into 2 greased and floured 8 or 9-inch round baking pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  • For frosting: In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in caramel ice cream topping.
  • Gradually beat in 2 cups sifted powdered sugar.
  • Beat in 2 1/4 cups additional powdered sugar to reach the appropriate spreading consistency.
  • Place one cake layer on a serving platter.
  • Frost top of this cake layer.
  • Add the second cake layer on top; frost top and sides with remaining frosting.
  • Garnish with additional pecan pieces and drizzle with extra caramel ice cream topping.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator.