Chunky Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

"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!"
 
Chunky Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting created by truebrit
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
Ingredients:
15
Yields:
1 cake
Serves:
12-15
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ingredients

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directions

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

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  1. yo queen
    I add a cup of raisins. For the icing, I mix 16 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter, 2 to 3 cups confectioner's sugar, and a tsp. of vanilla. More cream cheese per bite!
     
  2. MrsAshley09
    Making this was an absolute waste of time. Thankfully I was forewarned by another review that it'd look like cookie dough instead of cake batter, but because if this flaw, folding the pecans and apples in was all but impossible. Still being hopeful, I did the best I could and spread/plopped it in the baking dish and cooked the cake for 45 minutes, then 15 more, 10 more, and yet another 10 more, but it still wouldn't cook through. I eventually gave up and threw it away as it didn't smell appetizing and showed no signs of cooking to the correct doneness. Beyond disappointed. I bake and cook from scratch almost daily for my family so the outcome wasn't an issue of me being a newbie cook.
     
  3. MrsAshley09
    Making this was an absolute waste of time. Thankfully I was forewarned by another review that it'd look like cookie dough instead of cake batter, but because if this flaw, folding the pecans and apples in was all but impossible. Still being hopeful, I did the best I could and spread/plopped it in the baking dish and cooked the cake for 45 minutes, then 15 more, 10 more, and yet another 10 more, but it still wouldn't cook through. I eventually gave up and threw it away as it didn't smell appetizing and showed no signs of cooking to the correct doneness. Beyond disappointed. I bake and cook from scratch almost daily for my family so the outcome wasn't an issue of me being a newbie cook.
     
  4. Anne2003
    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!
     
  5. 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.
     

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