APPLE CREAM CHEESE BUNDT CAKE

APPLE CREAM CHEESE BUNDT CAKE

Photo by JoyceW


  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • CREAM CHEESE FILLING:

  • 1

    (8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼

    cup butter, softened

  • ½

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    large egg

  • 2

    tablespoons flour

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • APPLE CAKE BATTER:

  • 1

    cup finely chopped pecans 3 cups flour

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • 2

    teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½

    teaspoon ground allspice

  • 3

    large eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾

    cup canola oil

  • ¾

    cup applesauce

  • 3

    cups peeled and finely chopped Gala apples (about 1½ pounds)

  • PRALINE FROSTING:

  • ½

    cup firmly packed light brown sugar

  • ¼

    cup butter

  • 3

    tablespoons milk

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1

    cup powdered sugar

Directions

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. Prepare batter: Preheat oven to 350°F. 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. 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. Bake at 350° for 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 for 15 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely. Prepare Frosting: Bring 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and 3 tablespoons milk to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium heat, 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 thicken slightly. Pour immediately over cooled cake.


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