Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

IMG_5009This cake has a ton of flavor with the spices, cream cheese, and apples.  It’s super easy to make. When you are preparing the frosting, keep  stirring until it becomes nice and thick but still pourable.

Ingredients:

1-8oz package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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 eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 lbs. Gala apples, peeled and finely chipped
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
3 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar

Prepare filling by beating cream cheese, butter, and sugar with an electric mixer at medium speed until blended and smooth.  Add egg, flour, and vanilla, beat just until blended.  To prepare the batter, stir together 3 cups flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, and allspice.  Stir in eggs, canola oil, applesauce, and vanilla.  Stir in apples.  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″ border around the edge of pan.  Swirl filling through the apple mixture using a paring knife.  Spoon remaining apple mixture over Cream Cheese filling.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a long wooden skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes.  Remove cake from Bundt pan and let cool on rack for 2 hours, then frost.  To prepare the frosting, melt brown sugar, butter, and milk in a small saucepan over low heat, whisking constantly and bring to a boil.  Continue to whisk at a boil for one minute and then remove the pan from the heat.  Stir in vanilla.  Gradually whisk in powdered sugar until smooth and stir gently for 5 minutes until mixture cools and thickens slightly.  Pour immediately over cake.

Recipe from Southern Living Magazine.