apple spice cake with cream cheese glaze

★★★★★ 2
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By Kim Cleaves
from Monticello, MN

I just made this for my Dad's birthday and it was so tasty I had to share! It's a keeper! So moist!! Typically I make cakes from scratch but to save time, I used a box mix.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love that this apple cake is a jazzed-up spice mix box recipe. It makes a super simple fail-proof cake that's moist and full of spice and apples in every bite. On top is a rich and creamy cream cheese glaze that's gooey and delicious. Enjoy this cake year-round but especially in the fall. It's filled with wonderful fall spice flavors! Once we drizzled the glaze, we did dust it with a little extra cinnamon.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For apple spice cake with cream cheese glaze

  • 1 box
    spice cake mix
  • 1 pkg
    instant vanilla pudding mix (3.4 oz)
  • 3 lg
    eggs
  • 2/3 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    canola oil
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 lb
    Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped (about 2 1/2 cups diced)
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk
  • 3 Tbsp
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make apple spice cake with cream cheese glaze

  • Oven set to 350 degrees.
    1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mixing cake mix, pudding mix, egg, water, oil, and sour cream in a bowl.
    2
    Beat the first 6 ingredients in a large bowl with a mixer until well blended.
  • Chopped apples added to the batter.
    3
    Stir in apples.
  • Batter poured into a greased Bundt pan.
    4
    Pour into a well-greased and floured Bundt pan.
  • Apple spice cake baking in the oven.
    5
    Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 5 min. or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cooling the apple spice cake.
    6
    Cool in pan for 15 min. Loosen the cake from the side of the pan with a knife (the cake will probably stick some). Invert cake onto wire rack; gently remove pan. Cool cake completely.
  • Mixing cream cheese, butter, milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla.
    7
    When the cake is cooled, beat cream cheese, butter, and milk with an electric mixer. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  • Apple Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Glaze.
    8
    With a large spoon, spoon the icing onto the cake. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Store in the refrigerator.
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