Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    4 hours 30 min

    This delicious apple cake is a cinch to make. It's moist, packed full of apples, spiced with cinnamon, dotted with walnuts and topped with a cream cheese icing.

    76 people made this

    Makes: 1 20x30cm cake

    • For the Cake
    • 250g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 115g butter, softened
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 1 1/2 (395g) tins apple fruit filling, such as Hartley's
    • For the Icing
    • 240g icing sugar
    • 115g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 85g cream cheese

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:3hr cooling  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour one 20x30cm or similar sized cake tin.
    2. Place flour, caster sugar, eggs, 115g butter, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, walnuts and apple filling into a bowl and stir. Pour batter into prepared tin.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Let cool.
    4. Meanwhile, make the icing. Beat together icing sugar, 115g butter, vanilla and cream cheese until fluffy. Spread icing on top of cooled cake.

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    ive made this once and it was lovely. i was wondering if i could use ground almonds instead of flour for this recipe?  -  24 Feb 2012


    This was a very easy recipe to make and tastey as well. I took the advice of others and doubled the apples, which made it very thick, but good. Almost bread like. I omitted the nuts as no one at my house likes nuts. Was moist and the icing was good, not too sweet, as canned icing can be. Next time I would add more cinnamon and maybe more vanilla next time for extra flavor, but I would make again.  -  01 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really tasty- but I wish someone would have mentioned how QUICKLY the cake browns on top. I kept taking it out because I thought it was going to burn on top, but apparently it's normal, because it tasted great. I will try it again, now that I know I don't have to watch it so closely.  -  13 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)