12 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

We tested this dish with Braeburn apples, but Granny Smith will also work.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add apple; cook 5 minutes or until tender.

Step 3

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine 1/4 cup butter, granulated sugar, cream cheese, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and almond extract in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until blended.

Step 4

Combine milk, egg, and egg white. Add flour mixture and milk mixture alternately to cream cheese mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in apple. Pour batter into a 9-inch round cake pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with almonds.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan.

Step 6

Combine 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, powdered sugar, and water in a small bowl. Drizzle over cake. Serve cake warm or at room temperature.

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