Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake w/Caramel Pec

Sheila M

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@Gadiva

The combination of both finely chopped apples and apple sauce is sure to pack a great taste as well as a super moist cake.





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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CREAM CHEESE FILLING:

1 pkg
(8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
granulated sugar
1
large egg
2 Tbsp
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tsp
teaspoon vanilla extract

APPLE CAKE BATTER:

1 c
finely chopped pecans
3 c
all-purpose flour
1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
3
large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 c
•3/4 cup canola oil
3/4 c
applesauce
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
peeled and finely chopped apples (about 1 1/2 lb.)

CARAMEL PECAN FROSTING:

1/2 c
firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 c
butter
3 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
powdered sugar
1 c
pecan halves (garnish)

Directions Step-By-Step

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1.Prepare Filling: Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended and smooth. Add egg, flour, and vanilla; beat just until blended.
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2.Prepare Batter: Preheat oven to 350º. Bake pecans in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Stir together 3 cups flour and next 7 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in eggs and next 3 ingredients, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in apples and pecans.
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3.Spoon two-thirds of apple mixture into a greased and floured 14-cup Bundt pan. Spoon Cream Cheese Filling over apple mixture, leaving a 1-inch border around edges of pan. Swirl filling through apple mixture using a paring knife. Spoon remaining apple mixture over Cream Cheese Filling.
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4.Bake at 350º for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 2 hours).
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5.Prepare Frosting: Bring 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter, and 3 Tbsp. milk to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil 1 minute, whisking constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar until smooth; stir gently 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture begins to cool and thickens slightly. Pour immediately over cooled cake. Garnish with pecans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American