Shirl's Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Apple Cake
Apple Cake. Photo: Diana Rattray
Ratings (9)
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 12 to 16 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
342 Calories
17g Fat
46g Carbs
3g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This great tasting apple cake is baked in a rectangular baking pan, topped with a cream cheese frosting. This quick dessert is perfect for entertaining.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 cups apples (peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 package/3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Beat eggs until light and fluffy.

  2. Gradually add sugar, oil and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

  3. Into a separate bowl, sift together flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir into ​the first mixture.

  4. Stir in apples and walnuts.

  5. Put in greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan and bake at 350 F for 45 minutes.

  6. Let cake cool in pan on a rack for 10 to 15 minutes before frosting. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.

  2. Beat until smooth.

  3. Spread over the cooled cake.