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APPLE SPICE SHEET CAKE WITH BROWN SUGAR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Apple spice cake is delicious and serves a lot of people. Take it to any type of gathering and you won’t bring any home. This apple spice cake is perfect for fall but we love it anytime of the year. Great with coffee for breakfast and good with a tall glass of milk for a snack.

This delicious Apple Spice Cake is a family favorite and such a wonderful treat. It’s wonderful for any fall gathering but we love it year round! Definitely save this wonderful cake, the frosting takes it to another level.

Ingredients for apple spice cake.

4 cups chopped apples, (I use red delicious but you could use about any kind for this recipe. Peel, core and chop pieces a little smaller than a dime.)

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon salt

1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, softened

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

Instructions:

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Set aside. Cream butter, sugar and eggs with a mixer. Combine with flour, add buttermilk and vanilla and mix. Fold in chopped apples and nuts with a spoon. Spray or line a 10 x 15 jelly roll pan (this is a regular baking sheet with a lip all the way round it). I usually just line mine with aluminum foil.Spread cake mixture in pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool and frost with recipe below. Makes 1 sheet cake.

Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

8 tablespoons butter or 1 stick or 1/2 cup, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together with mixer. Spread over cooled cake.

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Apple Spice Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

This Apple Spice Sheet Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting is perfect for any event. We love this delicious cake! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Spice Cake
Servings: 1 cake

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chopped apples (I use red delicious but you could use about any kind for this recipe. Peel, core and chop pieces a little smaller than a dime.)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts chopped

BROWN SUGAR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 8 tablespoons butter or 1 stick or 1/2 cup softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. 
  • Cream butter, sugar and eggs with a mixer. Combine with flour, add buttermilk and vanilla and mix. Fold in chopped apples and nuts with a spoon. Spray or line a 10 x 15 jelly roll pan (this is a regular baking sheet with a lip all the way round it)
  • I usually just line mine with aluminum foil.Spread cake mixture in pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool and frost

FROSTING INSTRUCTIONS

  • Mix all ingredients together with mixer. Spread over cooled cake.

You might also like our recipe for Italian Cream Cake.

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28 Comments

  1. This cake is incredible. The batter is really thick and I thought I did something wrong but it came out great. Frosting is not too sweet.5 stars

  2. I cannot wait to make this cake. It seems like nobody makes spice cake anymore! My grandmother would make spice cake for us as a special treat when we were kids ~ thank your for bringing those fond memories closer to home.

  3. I Loved this cake so much. I live alone and sort of was hesitant about baking it because of the size in a sheet pan, alot of cake for one person…lol.. I made it and really loved it, gave most of it to friends and neighbors who raved about hoe delicious it was.5 stars

      1. I have only ever made it this way, so can’t really say. So glad you enjoyed the cake!

    1. Sorry, I cannot advise you, Joyce, as I have not made it with apple sauce but I think I would just add the sauce and keep the milk the same.

  4. if you used a 9 x 13.. how much time should be added to the baking time since it will be thicker. Eager to try this!!

    1. Try 10 minutes, Kathy, but test the center with a fork after about five minutes to see if it is done.

  5. looking forward to making the recipe
    only heard great reviews
    I was able to right click with printing options and then able to select the page wanted to print
    worked perfectly

  6. I have made many of your recipes. have never been disappointed ! I know this takes a lot of time and effort and I appreciate all of it ! You have made many people smile giving me the credit for an awesome recipe! Thanks so much for making me look good !5 stars

    1. Thank you so much Linda for your wonderful comment. It is people like you that make all the hard work worthwhile. We are so happy you enjoy the recipes and are a part of our community. I have to admit you brought a tear because it is so nice to hear you are appreciated. Thank you so very much and have a wonderful weekend.

    1. No, they are not. If we put all the recipes in the cookbooks it would be enormous. We have tried to pick the best ones for the books, Joe.

  7. Thank you Cathy! So glad it worked for you, I checked our stats and over 400 people were able to print yesterday, so no clue what the issue could be. I also use Chrome. Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy the recipe 🙂

  8. This sounds sooooooo good. Is there a downside to using 9×13 pan. I usually prefer that ratio of cake to icing. Thanks as always for your great recipes.

    1. I am sure you could use a 9 x 13 pan with no problem Amy. Happy you enjoy the recipes and happy to have you on the site.

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