Cinnamon-Apple Cake

After having so much fun baking and cooking in my new kitchen, I was itching to get back in there and try a new, healthy recipe with ingredients I had on hand. After a quick search on CookingLight.com, I found a recipe for cinnamon-apple cake, which was perfect since I had Gala apples and fat-free cream cheese that were quickly nearing their “use by” dates.

I must admit that I enjoyed baking with cream cheese. It really gave this cake a pillowy-soft texture and a nice tang to balance out the sweetness from the cinnamon apples.

As you can see from my photos, I didn’t let the cake cool long enough before cutting into it so some of the apples tumbled away from the slice. But, the smell was too enticing to wait!

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54 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ronda
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 21:26:28

    That would have gone so well with our supper tonight! It is so pretty. It has a rustic flare!

  2. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 21:43:46

    hi yummy chunklet, ooooooooooooo i love this so much, cinnamon apple cake. i wish you would do a guest post for me…then i will put a permanent link for you at my blog… i love this, please consider and then say ok…ok?
    have a wonderful day dear

  3. betty
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 22:11:49

    wow it looks incredibly moist and delicious, apple and cinnamon really work together

  4. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 22:56:25

    Oh boy, that looks MIGHTY good…like it wants to walk right off the plate and onto my fork.

  5. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Jan 08, 2012 @ 23:12:53

    Oh. Yum! I love apple muffins, but this looks better! I’d have to make mine extra unhealthy and smother it in whipped cream of course. 🙂

  6. Kay aka Babygirl
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 00:03:03

    I love a sweet dish.. and this Cinnamon-Apple Cake dish looks simply amazing. I can just see myself enjoying this

  7. Anita Menon
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 00:26:24

    Cream cheese in an apple cake. How fascinating.! It looks really droolworthy.

  8. Joyti
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 03:00:58

    I have been longing for apple cake. SO good. And a lighter version – how marvelous!

  9. Beth
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 04:04:29

    What a lovely cake. Baking with apples and cinnamon is a wonderful combination!

  10. mary
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 05:19:00

    I can imagine how good this cake was – it looks so moist and full of flavor – really delicious
    Mary x

  11. Inger Wilkerson
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 06:03:10

    Looks like a great brunch candidate. I always cut too early too–how can you wait?!

  12. Life is Full
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 07:15:59

    Happy New Year! This looks really delicious!!

  13. spicegirlfla
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 07:35:58

    wow…no kidding pillowy soft!! What a mile high cake! The flavors sounds amazing and love all the cinnamonny topping!!

  14. Just A Smidgen
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 08:28:07

    Sooo glad you posted this! Just woke up and I can almost smell this baking, the photos are so beautiful! And.. it’s a Light recipe?? Awesome!

  15. Alice
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 09:01:02

    oooh!!! i can smell it from here!!

  16. Eileen
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 09:08:57

    That looks unbelievably good. Who cares about presentation when there’s warm cake to be had??

  17. forgottenbeast
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 09:09:41

    Oh YUM this looks moist and amazing! I’ve never really baked with cream cheese, but if the results come out like this, I think I need to start! Plus you can never go wrong with an apple-based dessert.

  18. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 09:32:10

    I think I’d eat that out of the oven it looks so good!

  19. Baker Street
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 10:29:47

    Holy moly! I want that NOW! Looks simply divine!

  20. Liz
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 10:55:49

    I have trouble waiting till desserts cool before sampling them….especially when apples are involved! Your cake looks fabulous!

  21. erica @ fashionmeetsfood.com
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 11:00:45

    Now this needs to be in my life immediately. I am going to have to make it this week! xo

  22. rebecca
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 11:45:52

    wonderful cake got a slice for me

  23. Miri Leigh
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 12:32:41

    This looks delicious! May just be on the table at my next dinner party 😉

  24. saffronandhoney
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 12:57:25

    That looks sugary and delicious – apple and cinnamon are a favorite flavor combination.

  25. Asmita
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 13:07:17

    Hi YummyChunklet,
    That looks yummy!!! I need a cup of tea and big piece of that!

  26. andrea janssen
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 14:36:09

    Oh, they’re looking so great. I’m getting hungry already.

  27. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 14:56:52

    Warm cake is the best. I am so happy you broke down and dove in. This Cooking Light Apple cake will definitely get on my “Must Make” list. It looks terribly soft and moist and I do think the cream cheese sounds like a perfect way to tenderize the crumb. Mmmmm…..

  28. sophia
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 15:40:35

    oooh wow! That crust! That crispy, snappy sugary crust!! It looks amazing!

  29. Kelly @ Inspired Edibles
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 17:33:05

    This looks like a delight – the photo of the cake with the piece cut out – wow, you get a real flavour for the moistness and rise of this beauty… wonderful!

  30. Betty
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 18:32:24

    This looks so good! I love apple cake, and that one looks dreamy! 🙂

  31. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 18:53:49

    I’d say you are having fun in your new kitchen with your new kitchen aid! Looks delicious, perfect with a cup of hot tea with honey. Mmm!

  32. muppy
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 20:10:41

    looks incredibly light, suddenly i feel very hungry for sweet treats!

  33. Elaine
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 20:49:23

    Mmm…you can’t go wrong with cinnamon, apples and cream cheese. I don’t think I could have waited for it to cool either to eat some!

  34. Anne@FromMySweetHeart
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 22:34:51

    I can only imagine how wonderful your kitchen smelled while baking this! I would not have been able to wait, either! And the cream cheese just adds to the richness and moistness of this beautiful cake! So glad you are enjoying your new kitchen! : )

  35. hotlyspiced
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 22:59:19

    Cinnamon and apples go so well together. Your cake looks delicious. I thought it looked like it hadn’t been long out of the tin before being sliced! What a wonderful moist treat for afternoon tea or dessert.

  36. Ann
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:00:08

    This is just stunning! So light and tasty! It’s times like this that being allergic to cinnamon makes me sad!

  37. Taryn at Have Kitchen, Will Feed
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:06:53

    Yum! Looks fantastic. Time to use up my apples.

  38. Cakelaw
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 00:35:42

    Apple and cinnamon is a delish combination – know what you mean about the smell!

  39. Amy (Savory Moments)
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 05:50:37

    Oh, yum. This cake looks incredibly moist and tasty!

  40. Kathy
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 07:18:09

    Beautifully moist looking cake! Glad your enjoying your new kitchen!

  41. sara
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 07:37:58

    This looks incredible! I love cinnamon and apples together…such comfort food! Lovely cake. 🙂

  42. kitchenbelleicious
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 08:20:33

    I love cinnamon and I love apple and the pair combined in a cake is just heavenly!

  43. Dara
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 09:16:55

    Cake! Love it. And it has fruit – so it’s healthy! Great post.

  44. Chaya
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 12:19:16

    This is one of my favorite. The combination of cinnamon and apple is intoxicating. Would you link this up with Bake with Bizzy?

  45. Stefanie
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 19:00:58

    Delicious looking cake, and healthy, too! Perfect! And I love cream cheese when baking… it makes things extra tender and yummy 🙂

  46. Simply Life
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 19:02:19

    mmm..I would love a piece of this cake!

  47. JasmyneTea
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:08:32

    Yum, that just looks so delicious and morish, and I bet it was amazing warm!

  48. Thu
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 22:39:58

    This looks so good! I have been addicted to grandma’s coffee cinnamon cakes from stop and shop but this by far surpasses that!

  49. Christy
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:30:52

    I am with you on skipping the wait; especially when the aroma and the hot pastry is just beckoning:) I’d say, you did the right thing 😀

  50. tinytearoom
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 04:43:32

    cinnamon apple cake is a seriously underrated dessert. This looks moist and luscious. delicious!

  51. Adriana @ GreatFood360°
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 11:17:12

    This looks fantastic and NOT light at all. Great job, YC!

  52. Jen at The Three Little Piglets
    Jan 14, 2012 @ 22:35:34

    That looks like THE best kind of cake right there! Since I’m not a huge fan of frosting, I love anything with fruit in it to keep it lightly sweet.

  53. Alana
    Feb 02, 2012 @ 07:48:15

    YUM, apple and cinnamon! Your photos have made me sooooo hungry.

  54. kitchen flavours
    Feb 04, 2012 @ 01:03:08

    Wow, looks really moist and delicious! I won’t wait for it to cool down too!
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