CHUNKY APPLE CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING


Have you noticed how many dessert recipes I’ve been posting lately? I bet you can’t stand it! I bet you’re all thinking, “what happened to the healthy Jessie we knew?”. ?

Well, first of all, the Holidays are here and I’m infected with the spirit of baking goodies. And more honestly, my cooking hasn’t been as successful lately. I go through phases where my baked goods fall flat and my dinners are divine. And then sometimes I can bake a mean cake, but dinner doesn’t wow. I’m stuck in the latter. It’s not that I can’t cook anymore, I’m just not consistently happy with the results. I’ve still got a few healthy and substantial meals to share with you, but I’m really on a roll with the treats! Just in time to indulge for the Holidays!

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This recipe was another attempt to utilize the pounds of apples filling up my fridge. It comes from Southern Living and is a delicious apple cake. I was impressed by how many apples went into the batter (which is extremely thick- more of a “dough”). You almost have to knead them into the batter/dough and then push it into the pan. You’ll be thinking, how is this going to bake into a cake? But the oven heat performs yet another miracle as the batter puffs up and engulfs all the apples.

And then you spread a thick layer of cream cheese frosting over top. You cut a slice (careful, not too big), and you take a bite of this decadent, moist, apple-dense, cinnamon-spiced cake.

Source: ahintofhoney