Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Welcome to the #SundaySupper Autumn Apple Event!  For me, this is also the time of year where we eat apples because it’s Rosh Hashanah, so I was really excited to see an event where we could showcase our favorite apple recipe.

I love making “apple everything” in the fall.  Apple cakes, apple pies, apple tarts, baked apples, apples with cheese, curry and apples, dipping apple in honey– you name it!  

What I’m probably best known for is the Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe that I received from a coworker of mine, Kristin.  She made it for a baking competition at work, and after one taste, I ran to her and exclaimed that I needed (yes, NEEDED) the recipe!  It was so moist and full of marvelous, chunky apple pieces that I knew it would be perfect for our Rosh Hashanah celebrations.  The cream cheese portion of the recipe has also become the “gold standard” of cream cheese frosting recipes for me.  


  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups of coarsely chopped, peeled apples (red delicious work best- 1 large apple = about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Peel and chop the apples. Set aside. (do not worry if they turn slightly brown, however work quickly at this point)  Beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until well combined.  Add in the flour, salt,  baking soda, and cinnamon.  Fold in the apples.  The batter will be extremely thick at this point!  Spread the batter in a 9×13 inch pan.  Bake 45-60 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Depending on the moisture content of the apples, the cooking time may vary.  I find that it usually takes closer to the 60 minutes for my cakes.  Once the cake is fully cooled, spread on the cream cheese frosting.

Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Frosting Directions

On medium speed, mix the softened cream cheese and butters until combined.  Add the vanilla mix for another minute.  Add the powdered sugar and continue mixing until fully combined.  

If you’re interested in other Apple Recipes, make sure to check out the Sunday Supper crew’s menu this week. It looks so great, I don’t even know where to start!

Soups, Salads, Starters and Breads
Cinnamon Apple Chips- Shockingly Delicious
Apple Celery Salad- In the Kitchen with Audrey and Maurene
Mini Apple Pumpkin Pancakes – The Daily Dish Recipes
Overnight Apple Cinnamon French Toast- In the Kitchen with KP
Curried Apple and Leek Soup-Soni’s Food for Thought
Endive Spears Topped With Apple, Blue Cheese and Hazelnut Salad- The Hand That Rocks the Ladle
Homemade Apple Jam – My Trials in the Kitchen
Caramel Apple Butter Cheesecake Dip- Chocolate Moosey
Caramel Apple Bread – famfriendsfood
Apple Pie Bread Baker Street
Apple, Bacon & Brie Popovers- I Run for Wine
Apple and Almond Brie Puff Pastry- Family Foodie
Apple, Leek and Gruyere Tarts- There and Back Again
Main Meals
Slow Cooker Honey Apple Pork Loin- The Meltaways
Apple-Glazed Meatballs- The Messy Baker
Apples & Buttons (Ham, Apples and Dumplings)- Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Skillet Pork with Sweet Spiced Apples- Mama Mommy Mom
Chicken Apple Meatloaf with Tarragon Tomato Sauce – Diabetic Foodie
Baked Tilapia Apple Crisp- Daddy Knows Less
Pork Tenderloin with Calvados Cream Sauce Sustainable Dad

SundaySupper Pulled Pork Sandwich With Pickled Red Onions Kwistin’s Favorites

Harvest Rice- Webicurean
Wild Rice with Apples, Dried Cranberries, and Walnuts – Ruffles and Truffles
Apple Topped Sweet Potato Mash- Momma’s Meals
Warm Spice Pecan Raisin Apple Chutney- Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
Double Apple Pot Pie- What Smells So Good?
Apple Walnut Coffee Cake- The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Apple Streusel Cobbler- Big Bear’s Wife
Apple & Moroccan Cinnamon Gooey Sticky Buns- Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
Spiced Caramel Apple Pie-Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence
Apple Pear Kuchen for #SundaySupper (Apfel Birnen Kuchen)- Galactosemia in PDX
Apple Strudel – Magnolia Days
Old Fashioned Apple Crisp with Caramel Sauce-Noshing with the Nolands
Apple Cheesecake- Vintage Kitchen
Caramel Apple Crumble Bars- Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks
Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting- From Fast Food to Fresh Food

Cinnamon Apple Dessert Chimichangas- Juanita’s Cocina
Nutella Apple Quesadilla- Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Apple Crisp Ice Cream- Cravings of a Lunatic
Bavarian Apple Torte- The Lovely Pantry
Streusel Apple Crumb Pie + Pie Freezer Kits- Meal Planning Magic
French Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon-Maple Whipped Cream Weekend Gourmet
Chunky Apple-Apricot Bread Pudding- Comfy Cuisine
Apple Butter Spice Cake – Home Cooking Memories
Apple Pie and Custard- Happy Baking Days

GlutenFree Deep Dish Carmel Apple Pie- Cooking Underwriter

Apple Brownies That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Country Apple Dumplings- Mom’s Test Kitchen
Apple-Gingersnap Cookies- Tora’s Real Food
Apple and Cranberry Turnovers- Flour on my Face
Applesauce Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake with Caramel Glaze- Hip Foodie Mom
Caramel Frosted Apple Cookies- No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Apple and Pecans Cake- Basic N Delicious
Apple Pull Apart Monkey Bread- Gotta Get Baked

Spiced Apple Ale Small Wallet Big Appetite
Apple Chia Tea- Pippi’s in the Kitchen Again

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