Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake w/Caramel Pec

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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:
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Ingredients

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  • 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)

How to Make Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake w/Caramel Pec

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.

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About Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake w/Caramel Pec

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




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