Easy Apple Cake Recipe

Easy Apple Cake Recipe

How To Make Easy Apple Cake

Enjoy a fruity plate of this apple cake, loaded with tasteful cinnamon, tender apples, and a cream cheese center, for a rich sweet treat!

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



For Cake:

  • cupssugar
  • 1cupvegetable oil
  • 3eggs,room temperature
  • 2cupsflour
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • 2cupsapples,chopped, peeled
  • 2cupscarrot,shredded
  • ½cupwalnuts,chopped

For Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 8ozcream cheese,(1 package), softened
  • ¼cupsugar
  • 1egg

For Glaze:

  • cupbrown sugar,packed
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 2tbspheavy cream
  • cuppowdered sugar
  • ½tspvanilla

For Homemade Cake Release:

  • ¼cupflour
  • ¼cupshortening
  • ¼cupvegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cake Release:

  1. Combine the flour, shortening and vegetable oil.

  2. Brush a 10-inch tube pan with the cake release or grease and flour well. Any remaining can be stored at room temperature for later use.

Cream Cheese Layer:

  1. Beat the cream cheese and sugar with a hand mixer until fluffy. Add the egg and combine until smooth. Set aside.


  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.

  2. Whisk together the sugar, oil, and eggs. Add the flour mixture a little at a time, stirring to combine.

  3. Mix in the apples, carrots, and walnuts.

  4. Pour half of the batter into the greased pan. Gently spoon the cream cheese mixture over the batter, keeping it in the center. Top with the remaining carrot-apple batter.

  5. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, then gently loosen the edges, and invert onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. Bring the brown sugar, butter, and cream to a boil over medium-high heat. Allow to boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.


  1. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.

  2. Drizzle over cake while warm, then serve and enjoy!


  • Calories: 626.66kcal
  • Fat: 39.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.86g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.47g
  • Fiber: 1.88g
  • Sugar: 44.12g
  • Protein: 5.71g
  • Cholesterol: 85.17mg
  • Sodium: 316.97mg
  • Calcium: 105.14mg
  • Potassium: 167.18mg
  • Iron: 0.86mg
  • Vitamin A: 297.06µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.07mg
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