Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake


Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Welcome to month #2 of our monthly ingredient challenge. It’s the one post each month where I take a break from DIY and design and share a recipe instead. If you missed the first month you can see it here. Last month’s ingredient was cilantro, this month’s chosen ingredient is apples. I made this bundt cake a few years ago, I’m not sure where I got the recipe from. My husband loves cakes with apples. His mother’s apple squares would be his first choice, but this one is a close second.

apple cream cheese cake

The recipe is prepared in 3 steps. It’s best to make the filling first, then the batter, and the frosting last. It is easier to make than it sounds. The recipe calls for baking the pecans first, but I skipped that part and it was still delicious. It also calls for 1/2 tsp allspice and 1 tsp. ground nutmeg. I omitted those ingredients because I don’t like a lot of spices. You may want to add those ingredients to the recipe cards (printables below) if you want to include them. I also baked my cake longer, it was closer to 1 hr and 15 minutes before the knife came out clean. I let it sit 15 minutes in the pan before removing it, and then I let it cool for a full 2 hours before making the frosting. Once you pour the frosting over the cake, sprinkle the pecans on immediately so they stick.

apple bundt cake


I broke the recipe down into three 4 X 6 printable recipes cards. Start with the cake filling, then set that aside while you prepare the batter. Make the frosting last, after the cake is completely cooled.

Cream Cheese cake filling


Apple Cake Batter


Praline Frosting


Edit:  Missing from the Praline Frosting Ingredient list is 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1 cup of powdered sugar. There is also a typo in the Apple Cake Batter ingredient list, it should say 3 cups of flour, not 2. 


Hands on time takes about 40 minutes, total time takes about 4 hr, 10 mins. Next month’s ingredient is peanut butter, you can look for that on Mar. 25th.

Apple Cream Cheese Bundt Cake


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  1. What a beautiful cake! I love apple cake but this looks way better than my recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

  2. This looks so good! And time consuming… Lol. Beautiful cake!!

  3. This looks so good. I love apple baked goods and have some frozen apples that would be perfect for this. I found you on the GrowingCirclesHop. Following on G+. 🙂

  4. You know it’s going to be good when your mouth starts watering as soon as you see the first picture! And in other news…I LOVE that spatula!

  5. Ah man – another mouth-watering-looking-recipe!
    Beautiful cake and I love the idea of the cream cheese filling.

  6. I am definitely making this cake; sounds wonderful.
    On the directions on the frosting, it mentions vanilla and powdered sugar, but they are not listed in the ingredients. How much of these do you need?

    1. Oops, I missed that! It’s 1 tsp. vanilla extract and 1 cup powdered sugar. Thanks for noticing!

  7. This looks delicious! Will be trying this one for sure!

    Coming to you from the Totally Terrific Tuesdays blog hop!

  8. Did you just say Praline frosting? Lord have mercy, this cake looks fabulous!

  9. I’ve got this pinned to make this weekend! Yummy!

  10. You had me at cream cheese and apple. Yummy can’t wait to try this out. Thanks for stopping by at #HomeMattersParty and linking up.

  11. the ingredients call for 2 cups of flour but the directions say stir 3 cups of flour????

    1. Nancy, you are right. That was a typo on my part. The cake batter ingredients should say 3 cups of flour. I edited the post with the correction, thank you for bringing that to my attention.

  12. Looks yummy!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  13. Kendra @ says:

    It looks soo delicious! And that icing…. Mmm! Would love it if you shared it with is at our link party on Thursdays please 🙂 So excited to join you ladies on this Monty’s challenge! Have a great week!

  14. Wow…not only does this sound delicious, but it’s SO pretty! Thanks for sharing with us on the Momma Told Me Link Party. Come back soon!


  15. What a great cake!! Looks delish!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope you come back tomorrow and share some more…I love having you!! Pinned!!

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