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Umbrian Apple Cake

Deborah Mele
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Cake


  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 6 Ounce Container Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Cups Peeled and Finely Chopped Granny Smith Apples


  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon


  • 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