Apple Danish Bundt Cake




If you love the sweet cream cheese and apple pie like centers of Danishes then this cake is for you. It only made it to the second day with two pieces left because my family descended upon it like locusts. This cake was going to be a banana cake to use up some bananas that the boys begged for but didn’t eat but days went by and I still did not make that cake. Trouble was I hate bananas so it was impossible to be motivated to bake a cake I wouldn’t eat.  You can always look up my Banana Pudding Cupcakes if you are disappointed but you will definitely want to try this cake as some point because it is delicious!

For the cream cheese filling:

8 ounces of cream cheese, softened

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg


For the apple filling:

2 cups diced apples

½ teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons sugar

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Some water


In a bowl mix together all the ingredients for the cream cheese filling until it is smooth then you can refrigerate until you are ready to assemble the cake. Preheat the oven to 350° and grease and flour a Bundt pan.  Now take a small pan and place all the ingredients for the apple filling into it and place it over medium heat. When I say some water it is because I added about ¼ a cup at a time of water to the mixture until the apples were tender but not mushy. I recommend using a good baking apple for this. I used Gala and Granny Smith in mine but feel free to use what you like.  While this cooks down you can make the cake. Once the apples are tender take this off the heat and allow to cool completely.


For the cake:


3 cups of unbleached flour, or all-purpose, or white wheat

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup butter

1 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup apple butter

½ cup milk


Stir together your dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl cream the butter and sugar until light then add your eggs one at a time. Beat the eggs in well after each addition. Blend in the vanilla and apple butter. I used apple butter that I made but unless you have a food mill, which I didn’t, I recommend you don’t drive yourself nuts and just go buy some apple butter. Stir in half the flour mixture then the milk and mix well. Add the rest of the flour and finish mixing in. If your apple filling is done and cool then you can start assembling the cake.  You might want to remove the cream cheese filling from the refrigerator once the apple filling is done cooking just to give it time to soften up again. Now pour half the cake batter into your pan and then top it with the apple filling and then the cream cheese. Spread everything out evenly and then add the rest of the cake batter on top. Bake for 50-55 minutes. You can sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top if you like. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for visiting my blog!


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