Umbrian Apple Cake
Container Cream Cheese Softened
Peeled and Finely Chopped Granny Smith Apples
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Lightly grease an 8 or 9 inch spring-form pan.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy with a hand mixer, then add the cream cheese and vanilla and continue to beat until smooth.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and beat at low speed just until mixed.
Fold the chopped apples into the batter and pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Mix together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and sprinkle this mixture over the batter in the pan.
Bake for 45 minutes to 50 minutes, or until the cake begins to pull away from the pan and a skewer poked into the center comes out clean.
Cool to room temperature before serving.
Adapted From Cooking Light Magazine