Cinnamon-Apple Cake

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Adapted from a recipe from Cooking Light

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) block-style low-fat cream cheese, softened (original recipe called for fat-free, so you can do that if you like, but I offer no guarantees)
  • 1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups chopped peeled Granny Smith apple
  • Cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Beat 1 1/2 cups sugar, cream cheese, butter, and vanilla at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended (about 4 minutes). Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition; set aside.
  3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, and beat at low speed until blended. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and cinnamon and stir into the apples; stir apple mixture into batter. Pour batter into an 8-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray, and if desired, sprinkle with an additional 1 Tablespoon sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cake pulls away from the sides of pan. Cool cake completely on a wire rack, and cut using a serrated knife.
  5. Note: You can also make this cake in a 9-inch square cake pan or a 9-inch springform pan; just reduce the baking time by 5 minutes.
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