Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake

Fresh Apple Cake for fall.

And yes, the cinnamon cream cheese frosting really is the icing on the cake 😉 .

Your house will smell cozy and warm and your family will thank you profusely…because this cake is delish!

This recipe makes one 9×13 sheet cake.

Shopping List
1 stick of butter, melted
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
2½ tablespoons cinnamon, divided
4 cups chopped apple pieces (I used Gala apples)
1 cup of pecan pieces, optional
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
2 cups of powdered sugar
a splash of milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, stir together your melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla with a spoon.  Set aside.

In a second mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda, salt and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.  Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  Stir in your chopped apple pieces and pecans.

Pour your batter into your prepared baking dish and bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, beat your cream cheese, powdered sugar and milk together with an electric mixer.  Add a bit more powdered sugar if your frosting is too thin or a bit more milk if it’s too thick.  Beat in your remaining 1½ tablespoons cinnamon.

Spread frosting over cooled cake and serve.

When not enjoying, keep refrigerated.

I could eat this for breakfast.  Okay, maybe I did have a little piece for breakfast with my coffee.  No judgments please :).

Fresh Apple Cake

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  • jamie September 30, 2016 at 4:37 am

    i could probably eat that delicious little thing all by myself.

  • Sheaffer September 30, 2016 at 5:17 am

    “It really is the icing on the cake.” Now THAT’S FUNNY. This looks delicious!

  • Narci September 30, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Oh my goodness! Yum, yum! This looks delicious! 🙂 Perfect for Fall!

  • Liz September 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

    My family is going apple picking this weekend. I was looking for a new apple dessert to make and this is perfect 🙂

  • Stephanie September 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Quick question – do you peel the apples before chopping?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 30, 2016 at 12:55 pm

      I don’t but you totally can!

  • Sarah Buchholz September 30, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Sounds so good! About how many apples did you use to get the 4 cups?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      About 3 😉

  • Kelsey September 30, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    This was a total win! Converted into a gluten free recipie using Cup4Cup flour. Delicious!

  • Katie October 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Making this as we speak! Was the batter on the dry side?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 2, 2016 at 6:29 am

      I would say it’s on the thick side!

      • Katie October 2, 2016 at 8:25 am

        I rolled with it. Definitely thicker. But it was delicious! Everyone loved it!

  • Angela Ellingson October 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    This looks so delicious! Apple everything, please!

  • Christen October 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Ok so let’s just say that you get a little overzealous with adding all of the WET ingredients…and realize when you get ready to make the icing that you added the cream cheese into the cake. It still tastes delicious obviously. I blame pregnancy brain. 🙂

  • Ashley October 3, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I made this yesterday and it’s now our favorite Fall dessert! SO yummy and the house smelled amazing 🙂 I need to order your new cookbook!

  • Danielle Kirchner October 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I ended up just getting down and dirty with it and used my hands to mix the wet and dry ingredients since it was so thick. When washing my hands, I decided you need to “mix and match” this and make it into a cinnamon apple sugar hand scrub! Mmm, it smells delicious! 🙂