Apple Butter Cake

Despite what you’ve been told or taught summer is over and fall is here. With that I’m sharing my first official fall dessert Apple Butter Cake. The first of September means no more bikini diet, so forget meals made of leafy green bits, I’m loading up my plate with things that will enhance my winter padding – things like two or six servings of cake and lots of cookies.

Apple Butter Cake

Are you with me? Let me convince you with this Apple Butter Cake. The cake has all the fall seasoning you would expect: cinnamon, nutmeg, a little bit of cloves. Take those spices and mix it in a with a tender cake crumb enhanced with apple butter, sprinkled with shredded apples and then ripple all that with an apple butter cheesecake layer.

Yeah, I died too. But pick yourself up because we have lots of holiday baking to do, friends. So eat and lets get baking!

A few notes:

  • For the apples I used Golden Delicious.
  • For the glaze I used milk to make it pourable, if you have a dairy allergy water or lemon juice will also work.
  • Don’t skip sifting the confectioner sugar when making the glaze or you will end up with lumps in your glaze like I did (look closely and you will see them).

Hit the jump over to Baked By Rachel as I’m sharing the recipe over there today.


  1. says

    I love this cake of yours! I just posted an apple bundt cake yesterday and not sure what it’s like up in the O.C. but in San Diego it was NOT fall all weekend…it was like 100F at the coast and so hot. But I still ate my apple fall cake anyway. Lol


  2. Lisa B says

    This looks so yummy and I am anxious to make it, but there are some mistakes and information missing. Butter is listed twice in ingredients…no mention of sugar in the mixing process…when do you fold in the apples?…and at what point do you layer in the cheesecake filling? I am hanging on to summer, but still want to eat this! Thank you for posting and thank you in advance for fixing the errors. Love your blog!


    • Naomi replied: — September 18th, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

      Lisa-Thanks for letting me know-late night work at its worse. I’ve revised the recipe over at Baked by Rachel.


  3. says

    I love this cake! Apple butter is one of my absolute FAVORITE things (on waffles–DIVINE!), so I am definitely a fan of this recipe. I think it looks beautiful, even with the lumps in the icing!


  4. says

    Trust me I am so done with Green Smoothies and juices…LOL
    Time to enjoy life, and flaunt fully covered body…

    This looks absolutely gorgeous, b/w I just bought apple butter to make a cake too…


  5. says

    This is absolutely stunning and looking delish too! My dad loves treats with Apples and bet he has not had an Apple Butter Cake just yet. My jaw did drop wide open while reading the description, and thank god for tissue in hand, cause I could feel myself drooling. Hehe.. Have a great weekend ahead!! Cheers~



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