Sunday, September 23, 2012

Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting #SundaySupper

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. 



Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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 9x13 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
Main Meals
Sides
Desserts

Beverages


Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 6:00 pm (Central) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’d also love to feature your apple recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!


                       

39 comments:

  1. This looks great! The cream cheese frosting is a wonderful addition...I can tell how rich and creamy it is!! OMG Yum! Happy #SundaySupper!

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  2. I love the idea of an apple cake, although I must admit I'd probably cut back on the sugar and skip the frosting. Sigh.

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    1. It is a very sweet cake- but not overly sweet. (in my opinion)

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  3. Cream cheese frosting gets me every time. I like that this cake is a 1 layer in a 9X13 pan. It makes a nice size cake for a crowd.

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  4. the apple cake sounds wonderful and the cream cheese frosting is just perfectly paired with it.

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  5. oh yum that cream cheese frosting makes that for sure!!

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  6. The apple cake sounds wonderful, and I love a good frosting recipe.

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  7. Flashback! My mother made a cake like this every fall and for Rosh Hashanah! I need to make yours!

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    1. give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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  8. More fruit than batter ! My kind od cake ! yummm !!

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    1. the first time I made it, I thought that I was doing something wrong! You're right! More fruit than batter!

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  9. Yum! Perfect for these autumn days

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  10. I'm going to have to try this one... would be perfect to share at Rosh Hashanah next year, but I won't wait that long to try it!

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    1. We often make it for special occasions, but it's our "staple" dessert for Rosh Hashanah. L'Shanah Tovah!

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  11. Lots of apple and a cream cheese frosting is a perfect apple cake to me!

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  12. I love apples almost as much as I love cream cheese frosting! This looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Oh my goodness, anything with cream cheese frosting is a winner in my book! This recipe looks and sounds amazing!!!

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  14. I simply love apple cakes, and I bet they would be cream with a cream cheese frosting!

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  15. A frosted apple cake! What a fantastic idea! It looks great!

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  16. Okay this is wicked yummy. I love apple cake.

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  17. this looks really good! Great job! :P

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  18. So so delicious looking!!I love apple cakes and your cream cheese frosting just takes it another level :)

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  19. This cake looks great with cream cheese frosting! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. YUMM! Cream cheese frosting just makes this cake!

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  21. Oh wow - first apple cake I have seen with frosting - I want!!

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  22. Would have never used Red Delicious apples in baking before! Will give this a try!

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    1. Agreed on the apple choice. At first, I was skeptical, but it really is perfect. Other apples "hold up" too much. The red delicious releases enough moisture to make this really a nice, moist cake-- and the apple keeps its shape yet looses just enough texture to not make you feel like you're crunching on anything. This is the only recipe I bake using red delicious.

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  23. I love apple cake. This recipe is very similar to the raw apple cake my mom used to make, except that didn't have cream cheese frosting. Seems to me, I need to adjust that!

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  24. Wow! This cake sounds delicious - and it looks absolutely studded with juicy chunks of apple. And seriously - you had me at cream cheese frosting. It's the perfect topping!

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  25. Are apples a staple for Roshashana? We didn't eat apples at the MIL's. Today is Yom Kippur and after temple they will want a dairy rich dinner which consists of Tuna salad, egg salad and bagel and cream cheese. I'm glad you got the recipe so I don't have to hunt down your coworker. She would think you have some weird friends.

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  26. Oh, yes! Cream cheese frosting on an apple cake sounds wonderful. And I love that your chunks of apple are so big!

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  27. I bet that cake tastes so good packed with apples. I love cream cheese frosting but have never had it on apple cake. I bet it tastes great.

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  28. I love cake and your cream cheese frosting really makes me want to bake one!

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  29. It sounds so simple, which makes it great since you don't put *too* much effort into it.

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  30. Apples and cream cheese! So perfect together!

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  31. This cake looks so moist and delicious especially with a cream cheese frosting!

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  32. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I was looking for one that combines apple and cream cheese, and this recipe is the first one im going to try!

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