Cinnamon Apple Cake

Happy Sunday!

Today I have a dessert for you using the quintessential fall fruit – the apple. Apples are so versatile in the kitchen. So many recipes come to mind, apple pie, baked apple, pork tenderloin with sautéed apples….the choices are seemingly endless.

apples in the truck


I always look forward to making my Cinnamon Apple Cake.  It is moist, sweet & just right with tea/coffee or dessert wine after a holiday meal.  It is a bit of a twist on the usual apple pie, but carries with it the flavors of the orchard.

applecake top

Cinnamon Apple Cake ala’ My Soulful Home has a richness & texture much like a cheese cake, so you will bake it in an 8″ springform pan.  Want to give it a try?

Here is what you need:

  • 1.75 cups sugar divided ( 1.5 & .25 )
  • 6 oz block style cream cheese
  • .5 cup butter softened
  • 1 tp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1.5 tp baking powder
  • .25 tp salt
  • 2 tp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups chopped peeled Gala or Rome apples


Here’s what you need to do:

  • pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • beat 1.5 cups sugar, cream cheese, butter & vanilla at medium speed until well blended
  • add eggs one at a time blending after each
  • in a different bowl mix flour, baking powder & salt
  • add flour mixture to creamed mixture at low speed until well blended
  • in a small bowl combine .25 cup of sugar & cinnamon
  • use 2 TB of sugar mixture, sprinkle over apples & stir
  • stir apple mixture into batter
  • pour batter into greased 8″ spring form pan
  • sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture
  • bake 1.5 hr or until top is browned & knife comes out clean
  • let cool completely then release from springform pan
  • serve with fresh tart whipped cream


I garnished my cinnamon apple cake with sprigs of rosemary tied with twine & those are acorns surrounding it on the plate.  Not for eating unless you’ve invited in some squirrels, but looks nice & fall-ish.

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Hope you try the cake!

Wishing I could send you a slice right to your inbox,

** Kelly **

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  1. From a person who now seldom cooks I must say I save the cake recipes more than the pies bc making crust is hard…

    • I agree…that’s why I do crumbles & cobblers & brown betty’s usually instead of pies. This cake is sweet & easy to make.

  2. This looks delicious!!! I’ll try it for Thanksgiving. Thx! xo

  3. Yummy! This looks absolutely delicious and I love any kind of apple cake.

  4. Hello Kelly, it’s a pleasure to meet you! It’s is near impossible to look at these pictures, read the recipe and not be tempted to make this. I’ve been looking for a different recipe to include in my Thanksgiving dessert roster and I do believe I have found it. With apples and cream cheese already in my stash it’s almost a no brainer. I’m going to hang around here a bit and see what other delights you have!

  5. Good Morning Kelly, I was just reading your lovely recipe for cinnamon apple cake, which I love by the way, and scrolled down to write you a note, when my eye caught the photo of your lovely little dog Emmett…. how gorgeous is he.
    Right, I have to stop looking at him and concentrate on your cake….. but that is hard to do because he is lovely.
    I have never baked a cake which includes cream cheese in the mixture, so I am intrigued , oh yes, I can see now, that the cream cheese is the fat which replaces the butter.
    I loved the photograph of the car which was filled with apples….. now that is the way to shop for apples.
    Best wishes

    • Daphne…thank you ever so much for your visit & comment! It apple cake is yummy & easy to make. Do give it a try! As for Emmett, he is a love & pretty cute, huh? Have a lovely day!


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