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Chunky Apple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield 12 to 15 servings
This fruit-filled sheet cake is packed with Granny Smith apple slices and toasted walnuts and covered with a thick, rich cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Chopped walnuts, toasted (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl until blended.

  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; add to butter mixture, stirring until blended. Stir in apple slices and 1 cup walnuts. Spread into a greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

  3. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Spread with Cream Cheese Frosting; sprinkle with walnuts, if desired.