This Cream Cheese Sour Cream Apple Cake will knock your socks off! This is one of those recipes I crave and can’t wait to make with our home grown apples.
We have 3 apple trees in the back, so I’m always looking for different ways to use them.
Cream Cheese Sour Cream Apple Cake
You’ll find lots of apple recipes on Today’s Creative Life. Here are just a few.
- Crock Pot Apple Sauce
- Cream Cheese Apple Bread
- Crock Pot Apple Butter
- Quick and easy Apple Dumplings
This recipe was given to me from a mother of a friend. I was attending a baby shower and she had made the most delicious apple cake. I asked for the recipe and she went to the kitchen and came back with a photo copy of the original recipe she had cut out of the Oregonian. She had a few copies already made since she knew people would ask for the recipe. Don’t you love an organized hostess?
When I came home, I used my hole punch and placed it in my Recipe Binder. It’s become one of my favorite all time recipes.
This Cream Cheese Sour Cream Apple Cake is meant to be made in a bundt pan, but I thought I’d try them in my Cake Boss Novelty pan instead. I thought they’d be so cute and I was right! Great for a quick breakfast to take along or for individual desserts.
Cream Cheese & Sour Cream Apple Cake
I used store bought frosting and simply heated it up, added about 2 tablespoons of water,then drizzled over the top. Of course you can make your own glaze.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup (real) butter (softened)
- 8 oz cream cheese (softened)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups diced tart apples
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. (if you're using the small cake pans like I did, heat to only 325 degrees)
- Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
- In a large bowl (I used my kitchen-aid) of an electric mixer, beat the butter, cream cheese, sour cream and sugar for 8 minutes. (yes 8 min) on medium speed.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, scraping the side of the bowl after each one.
- Beat in Vanilla.
- Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture.
- Stop mixing as soon as the flour is incorporated.
- Gently fold in the apples.
- Pour the batter into a prepared pan.
- BAKE 1 hour or until a toothpick is clean when inserted. If you're using the small cake pans like I did, I baked for about 30 min.
- Cool completely and top with sifted powder sugar or glaze.
Use REAL butter, not margarine or processed spreads.
Please Pin this recipe, but do not copy and paste the full recipe details onto facebook or pinterest.
Drizzle or no drizzle…. It’s delicious either way!
Do you have a favorite apple recipe to pass along? I’d love to try it.
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Amy @ Positively Splendid says
This looks to-die-for good, Kim!
Kimberley Morris says
Mmmmm, looks so yummy!!! Wow, I can’t believe it takes an hour to cook. That is a LONG time for a cake. I notice that for your small cakes, you mentioned that you set the oven to 325 instead of 350. Did you still have to cook the small cakes for an entire hour at 325, or did they cook faster than that? Thank you 🙂
It is yummy and yes, it takes a LONG time. I lowered the temp because my small pans were looking like they were going to brown quicker than the middle cooking. With the smaller pans I baked for around 30 min, checking often.
Kimberley Morris says
Awesome–thanks for your response 🙂
Patty S. says
Hi Kim, I am from Vancouver,Washington. I am newly transplanted from Texas. I will have to try this cake, but I will have to use gluten free flour. I am pretty sure it will turn out awesome! Thanks for the recipe!!
Welcome to the NW! I’m in Camas!
Hi Kim, I was looking for a cake to try today and of course I can’t pass on this one. I have everything and I’m ready to start but I noticed there was no time for baking. Sometimes I’m a little off key,hehe, and this is probably one of those times and I’m overlooking it but do you mind responding. Thanks so much for all you share on your fantastic website!
ACK! Yes, it’s one hour if you’re using one bundt pan. Check with a toothpick.
Those look SO good, Kim! Pinned…definitely a must try, perfect for fall!
Beth @ Sawdust and Embryos says
These look sooooo yummy! Can’t wait to give it a try!
kate blue says
yummo_ this looks similar to something I make called Jewish Apple Cake but I am gonna kick it up a notch and add the frosting tip to it next time!
I’ll have to look up Jewish Apple Cake! Sounds delicious.