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Spiced Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A moist apple cake full of fall flavors and topped with a creamy cream cheese frosting
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 245kcal
Author foodnessgracious


  • 1/2 large apple diced into chunks
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp salted butter divided
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 whole Pete and Gerry's Organic Eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 crushed chocolate chip cookie for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a pan combine the apple, 1 tbsp butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until the apple starts to get soft. Set aside.
  • In a bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cloves, pie spice and cinnamon.
  • Using a standard mixer, beat the remaining 2 tbsp butter and sugar until creamy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix, scraping down the bowl as you go.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture gradually until the batter has formed. Add the apples to the batter and fold through with a spatula.
  • Scrape the batter into the prepared baking tin and bake in the oven for about 45 minutes.
  • Make the frosting by beating together the powdered sugar and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Spread the frosting over the cake once it’s cool. Slice and enjoy.


Calories: 245kcal