Apple Pound Cake

19 Oct 2015

Apple Pound Cake

This pound cake is every apple lovers dream! Filled with apples, and made rich and delicious with cream cheese, it is the perfect pairing for your morning coffee.

Apple Pound Cake


Can apple season last forever??

I am basically forgoing making all things pumpkin for all things apple! Which, first of all, is not my fault. They are actually sold out of cans of pumpkin in all of the grocery stores I have checked!! Who would have thought that pumpkin would be such a hot commodity in the fall?? The only way I can satisfy my pumpkin cravings this fall is going to Starbucks everyday.

While this keeps my pumpkin cravings happy, this doesn't keep my wallet very happy. So what I did was bought 2 pumpkins in the hopes that I will learn to make my own pumpkin puree and be somewhat self reliant.

Or I could try a couple dozen more stores.



Apple Pound Cake


But since pumpkin season is at the very same time as apple season, and squash season, and all of the delicious things that foodies go crazy for, I don't really need to settle with a sub-par recipe, now do I?

Because pound cake is my guilty pleasure. If I could eat pound cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner, I would (and probably have already). But why not make it a seasonal thing. Apple pound cake in the fall, cranberry pound cake in the winter, strawberry pound cake in the spring and peach pound cake in the summer? I mean, the possibilities are endless!!


Apple Pound Cake


But this pound cake. Oh boy, I need to make this at least 3 more times while I can buy apples for next to nothing. Adding both butter and cream cheese makes this cake super rich and oh so smooth and creamy to eat. Don't question it. That totally makes sense when talking about pound cake.

And having the best surprise of your life when you bite into pockets of apple in this cake is just priceless.

^^Maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but honestly, I don't think I need another pound cake recipe. This one takes the cake... so to speak.

Maybe when I finally get a hold of some pumpkin, I can test that out in pound cake form,. What do you think?


Apple Pound Cake



Apple Pound Cake

What you'll need:
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup apples, diced and peeled

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly spray two loaf pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly mix in the flour until fully combined. Fold in the apples.
  5. Place the cake in the preheated oven, and bake for 1 hour. Remove and cover with aluminum foil, and place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.

Adapted from Shugary Sweets




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19 comments:

  1. pairing pound cakes with hot coffee is simply the right combination.

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  2. It's tea time here and I wish I could have a slice now :-)

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  3. This pound cake looks so moist and tender. Nothing beats a pound cake. And I love the idea of apples in there. What a great idea. Yum!

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  4. omg! the pound cake looks stunning.

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  5. That is a huge pound cake which can be eaten for at least three days! Looks delicious...

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  6. I LOVE pound cake! Apple is such a great flavour idea!

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  7. What a nice pound cake! Everything with apples is super yummy! :)

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  8. I wish I had some with my morning coffee right now!

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  9. I wish I had some with my morning coffee right now!

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  10. I liked that you switched up apple for pumpkin. As much as I love pumpkin, it can get a little boring by the end of October! Also, Im also an apple lover! And, you cant beat a classic pound cake!

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  11. Looks perfect, the texture seems to be spot on! and I love the apple flavor!
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  12. This definitely is any apple lovers' dream...including mine! Looks super good!

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  13. This cake looks moist and delicious! We love the addition of cream cheese, we actually never tried that before! Thank you for the easy, wonderful recipe!

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  14. I love getting my apple fix this time of year. This sounds wonderful!

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  15. Omg what is it with this pumpkin shortage?! I finally found some cans at my local grocery store and bought them all (so yup, I'm contributing to the shortage). Glad you're getting your apple fix in the meantime because this cake looks fantastic!

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  16. I agree, apples beat pumpkin! I actually made pumpkin pudding the other day and snuck an apple in the mix, worked a treat!
    This cake looks SO springy amd tasty :D Yum is all I have to say :) xx

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  17. Apples are definitely being overlook during this season. I absolutely adore them in baked goods. Look at that rich and buttery pound cake! I won't mind eating the whole thing by myself. :P

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