Apple: Fresh Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

posted by Linda in MO 05-25-103 3:21 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Fresh Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe By :Hometown Cooking, Oct. '99, pg. 21
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cake or Pie Dessert

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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4 cups finely chopped peeled cooking apples (such as Golden Delicious, Rome, Granny Smith, Jonathan or Newtown Pippin)
1 1/2 cups sugar (original was 2 cups)
1/2 cup oil
2 beaten eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 t. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg , opt.
1 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
1 cup walnuts -- optional (I don't use)

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese -- softened (I use light)
1 T. milk -- approx., may need more
1 t. vanilla -- (1-2 t.)
4 cups powdered sugar -- sift if desired

Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch round baking pans or a 9x13 baking pan.

Combine apples and sugar. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and soda. Add to apple mixture; stir just until combined. Stir in nuts, if using.

Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes (about 35 min. for a 9x13 pan).
Cool layers in pans on racks 10 minutes. Remove from pans (leave 9x13 cake in pan). Cool completely.

For frosting, beat softened cream cheese, milk and vanilla in med. bowl on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powderd sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and of spreading consistency.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting or Cream Cheese-Caramel Frosting

Cream Cheese-Caramel Frosting:

Beat one 3 oz. pkg. softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter until light and fluffy. Beat in 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping. Gradually beat in 2 cups sifted powdered sugar. Beat in 2 1/4 cups additional sifted powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.

Makes 2 1/4 cups

Simple Icing for 9x13 cake: In a medium saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup evaporated milk, 2 T. butter, 1 t. vanilla, and dash of salt. Bring to boiling. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. If necessary, beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Cool slightly. Drizzle on cake.

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