Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting


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fresh apple cake with caramel cream cheese frosting

The Apple Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting is all about the traditional apple cake meeting creamy frosting! Add a pinch of cinnamon and juicy apples and you’ll have the perfect cake for this fall.

They say our favorite comfort food recipes tell a story about some part of our childhood. This cake remind me of cold fall Sunday nights when my mother used to make this perfect cake and serve it with a cup of warm milk.

Ingredients

FOR THE APPLE CAKE:

  • 3/4cup walnut halves
  • 1 2/3cups  white whole wheat flour
  • 1/4teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4teaspoon ground allspice
  • 6tablespoons unsalted butter — at room temperature
  • 1/2cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/2cup granulated sugar
  • 2large eggs — at room temperature
  • 1/4cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt — at room temperature
  • 1teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2cups peeled and 1/4-inch-chopped apples — about 2 medium apples—choose a firm, flavorful variety such as Granny Smith, Fuji, McIntosh, or Cortland

 

FOR THE BROWN SUGAR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

 

  • 6ounces  reduced-fat cream cheese — at room temperature
  • 2tablespoons unsalted butter —  at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2cup powdered sugar

fresh apple cake with caramel cream cheese frosting recipe

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine almond flour, baking powder, fine sea salt, cinnamon, erythritol, and stevia in a bowl and stir well.
  3. In a separate larger mixing bowl beat together the eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, and yoghurt
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients until well combined.
  5. Evenly measure out the batter into muffin cups with paper liners, you should be able to get approximately six muffins.
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes, you can use a toothpick to check if the center of the muffin is cooked if you’re not sure.

For an equally delicious desert try our Strawberry Crisp.

Nutritional Info

 

fresh apple cake with caramel cream cheese frosting nutritional info