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When we first published the recipe for this cake in October 1997, we touted its ultramoist, tender texture (and suggested using a serrated knife to slice it). The original called for 1/2 cup stick margarine, which we swapped for real butter. This makes a drastic difference in the cake's flavor, and the texture is still tops.

Alison Ashton
Recipe by Cooking Light January 2007

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Yield:
12 servings (serving size: 1 slice)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • Place 1 1/2 cups sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended (about 4 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring with a whisk. Add flour mixture to cream cheese mixture, beating at low speed until well blended.

  • Combine remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Combine 2 tablespoons cinnamon mixture and chopped apple in a bowl, and stir apple mixture into batter. Pour the batter into an 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon mixture. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until cake pulls away from the sides of the pan. Cool cake completely on a wire rack. Cut into 12 wedges, using a serrated knife.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 8.7g; saturated fat 5.2g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 0.4g; protein 4.8g; carbohydrates 47.3g; fiber 1.4g; cholesterol 57mg; iron 1.1mg; sodium 252mg; calcium 73mg.
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