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Southern Living Chunky Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Ingredients For The Cake

  • 1/2 Cup Butter or Margarine Melted
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Granny Smith Apples Peeled and Sliced
  • 1 Cup Walnuts Chopped and Toasted (Completely Optional)

Ingredients For The Frosting

  • 1 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 3 Tbsp Butter or Margarine Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

Instructions

Directions For The Cake

  • Stir together first 4 ingredients in large bowl until blended.
  • Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, stirring until blended.
  • Stir in apple slices and 1 cup walnuts (if using). The batter will be very thick, almost like cookie dough.
  • Spread into a well-greased 13- x 9-inch pan. (It's pretty sticky, so make sure to grease your pan well!)
  • Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  • Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting; sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.

Directions For The Frosting

  • Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.
  • Gradually add sugar and salt, beating until blended.
  • Stir in vanilla.