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Apple Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Tara Kringlen
This simple and moist cake is oozing with sweet apples and tangy cinnamon flavored cream cheese frosting. The cake comes together quickly and serves a crowd!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 slices
Calories 378 kcal

Ingredients
  

Apple Cake

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large apples thinly sliced and chopped into ¼ in pieces

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 8 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon half and half or heavy cream

Instructions
 

Apple Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some hang out the sides if you will be lifting the whole cake from the pan to serve. If serving directly from the pan, skip this step and lightly spray the pan with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • In another larger bowl, whisk together oil, brown and white sugar, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in the chopped apples.
  • Pour into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan completely before attempting to lift it out of the pan for serving. Once cooled, frost the cake with the cream cheese frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a stand mixer or using an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and cinnamon until creamy. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix until combined. Mix in the heavy cream or half and half adding more if needed to get your desired consistency.

Notes

  • The best way to cut the apples for this cake is to thinly slice them and then chop them into about ¼ pieces. 
  • The cake will last a few days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

Nutrition

Calories: 378kcal
Keyword apple, apple cake, apple cinnamon, cream cheese frosting, sheet cake
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