Apple Peanut Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

Apple Peanut Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Peanut Cake
Servings: 16 slices
Author: Dawn Yucuis


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cup finely chopped apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • Frosting -
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 8 tablespoons butter divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Additional chopped peanuts for topping optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour to round cake pans.
  • In a large bowl cream the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter with an electric mixer.
  • Add the eggs and mix in.
  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, gradually add to the creamed mixture alternating with the buttermilk.
  • Fold in the apples and peanuts.
  • Divide batter between the two cake pans. Place in a preheat oven and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool on cooling racks. Remove from cake pans and cool completely.
  • Frosting
  • Add brown sugar, cream and 2 tablespoons butter to a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Stirring constantly cook for a minute or two, so that it thickens slightly. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  • Add the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until just mix together.
  • Add the cooled caramel mixture and vanilla, mix just until mix in.
  • Add enough of the powdered sugar to make the frosting the right consistency
  • To assemble-
  • Place one of the layers of cake on cake platter. spread the top with frosting.
  • Place the other layer of cake on top. Spread with the rest of the frosting
  • Sprinkle with addition chopped peanuts if desired.