Apple and Cinnamon Bun lovers — this is seriously the most yummy version of this cake of all. Apples, cinnamon and cake paired with cream cheese and caramel topping — so totally “beyond the yum”! We love these cinnamon bun cakes so much that we experiment with variations of them to our own delight! This one is the best by far that will wow your family and guests.
My original recipe is here so just add your apples or other goodies, cream cheese icing and you’ve got it!
Apple Cinnamon Bun Cake Recipe
If you create the apple version as above, you will need 4 chopped apples ( I use Granny Smith) as pictured to add to your batter. I toss my apples in a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg before adding to batter.
Cream Cheese Icing:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 pound cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 cups powered sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- [I double my recipe for larger cakes!!!]
Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Smooth onto cake. Drizzle with Caramel Icing
If after this, you want more Cinnamon Bun goodies, try Paula’s Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes and view my recipes at Pinterest!
Beyond The Yum loves fresh fruit and although most of the posts you see here are very decadent sweet desserts, I thought it proper to serve fresh fruit today. This is the season for Apples and recent White Peaches made for wonderful fresh fruit desserts of every kind from straight up by themselves or sweet grilled peaches with honey to caramel apples on a stick. We choose the “washed and fresh” and totally love the flavors of the “Honey Crisp Apple and White Peach varieties. They are amazing! I included photos of them in my recent photoshoots…don’t they make you want to reach out and take one? Go to the orchards and pick them … it lots of fun!
Memorial Weekend is a shout-out to favorite cakes. I will be creating my notoriously super-killer Strawberry Shortcake and have added my version of this Caramel Apple Cake to the table. This is a delish cake with either layered thin sliced cooked apples (my version) or applesauce. I also changed mine to cream cheese frosting and a few other tweaks. These are amazing cakes for holidays and crowds. Oh, I almost forgot, I am also creating Marcel’s “Death by Chocolate Cake” for those friends that cannot live without chocolate cake for the holidays! Enjoy!
p.s. you could dress this up with “red, white & blue” too, share and thank our troops for their service ! Happy Memorial Day & Weekend!
Grab the recipe here.