Spiced Apple Cake

A simple spice cake laden with fresh apples, this dessert can be made in no time. If guava jam is not easily found in your area, feel free[ to substitute plum, cherry or any preserves you have on hand. It's also a terrific brunch cake that begs for a great cup of coffee.]

Total Time:
1 hr 40 min
30 min
1 hr 10 min
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped (about 4 to 6 apples)
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • Guava cream cheese topping:
  • 1/4 cup guava jam
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Butter and flour a 10-inch cake pan. Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Whip eggs until frothy, about 3 to 4 minutes then add oil and orange juice and mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and beat with whip at low speed until thoroughly combined.

  • Fold in apples and walnuts and pour into prepared cake pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until firm on top. Cover with aluminum foil if top gets too brown. Cool on rack 5 minutes, then invert onto rack and cool completely. Serve with guava cream cheese topping spread over the top.

Guava cream cheese topping:
  • Mash all ingredients in a bowl with a fork until light and fluffy.

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