Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

IngredientsFor the Apple Spice Cake

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups grated apple
  • 1/3 cup sour cream

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese brick style, full-fat
  • 3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream as needed
  • chopped walnuts optional

InstructionsFor the Apple Spice Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. 
  2. Grease and flour a 9×13 inch cake pan. 
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg. 
  4. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat together the oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Then stir in the apple sauce, grated apple and sour cream. 
  5. Slowly beat in the flour mixture, turning off the mixer and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. 
  6. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a large bowl beat together the butter until soft. Then beat in the cream cheese until no lumps remain. 
  2. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar about 1 cup at a time. Beat in 1-2 tablespoons cream as needed until the desired sweetness is reached.
  3. Frost the cooled cake, then top with chopped walnuts. 

Base Recipe adapted from this SITE

Apple Spice Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
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