Sunday, November 15, 2015

Cake _Apple Cheese Filling ---- Bundt Cake

Prep / Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes Makes 12 servings

1         (8-ounces) package cream cheese, softened
1/4      cup butter, softened
1/2      cup granulated sugar
1         large egg
2         tablespoons all-purpose flour
1         teaspoon vanilla extract

1        cup finely chopped pecans
3        cups all-purpose 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
1/2     teaspoon ground allspice
3        large eggs, lightly beaten
3/4     cup canola oil
3/4     cup applesauce
1        teaspoon vanilla extract
3        cups peeled and finely chopped Gala apples (about 1-1/2 pound)

1/2      cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4      cup butter
3         tablespoons milk
1         teaspoon vanilla extract
1         cup powdered sugar

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.     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.     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.     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.     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.

This delicious apple bundt  cake features a sweet cream cheese filling and homemade praline frosting. Garnish the frosting with extra toasted pecans. 


  1. Good morning Nee,
    What a lovely way to start my day by seeing this awesome cake on the screen. Oh boy, do I wish we could go right through that screen and just sneak a slice. I would love this cake, all the things that I love are in it. Between the cream cheese filling, the cake, and the frosting with the pecans, oh my! Just a beautiful and inviting cake..Thanks for sharing...I am going to print this one out..Have a good rest of the day dear friend..
    Dottie x :)

    1. Good evening Dottie ,
      I wish you was here to get a piece ... that cake didn't last the night . Pecans are plentiful here , we have some on the property , I shell them and put them in the freezer , I try to be prepared and not have to go to the store just to pick up a couple of items .
      The cake is quite easy and can also be made with a boxed cake mix . Thanks for stopping by :) Nee

  2. What a great recipe! I am such fan of apple treats and especially when they look so good!

    1. Hi Medeja , you would enjoy this cake anytime with milk , coffee or alone . Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Hi Marcela , thank you , stop by anytime :)

  4. Dear Nee, this sounds great! I would just love a slice. xoxo, Catherine

    1. Hi Catherine , wish you was close by , we could chat over a slice with coffee , thanks for stopping by :)

  5. I always love how a bundt cake looks. And yours looks spectacular! That frosting is dynamite -- and looks so attractive. And the cake itself? Yes, please. ;-) Really nice -- thanks.

    1. Hi John , it took me a long time to tackle one , they are not hard at all , no different than a regular pound cake , just the filling . I started making them about 20 or so years ago . Thanks for stopping by :)

  6. Hi Nee,
    This apple bundt cake of yours looked so yummy-licious! Taste great too ^-^!

    1. Hi Karen , The cake almost didn't last the evening . Thanks for stopping by :


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