Autumn Bliss: Apple Pumpkin Cake Recipe 🍎🎃🍰

Embrace the flavors of fall with this scrumptious Apple Pumpkin Cake, where the warmth of pumpkin meets the sweetness of apples in a delightful harmony. Perfect for cozy autumn gatherings or as a treat for yourself, this cake brings a comforting blend of seasonal spices and moist, tender crumb. Get ready to savor the essence of autumn in every bite.


For the Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 🎃
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Apple Filling:

  • 2 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped 🍎
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For the Cake:

  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  1. Combine Dry Ingredients:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  1. Cream Butter and Sugars:
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  1. Add Eggs and Pumpkin:
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract until smooth.
  1. Incorporate Dry Ingredients:
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  1. Prepare Apple Filling:
  • In a separate saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the chopped apples, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon. Cook until the apples are softened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  1. Assemble the Cake:
  • Spread half of the pumpkin batter into the prepared baking pan. Spoon the apple filling evenly over the batter. Top with the remaining batter, spreading it to cover the apples.
  1. Bake to Perfection:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. Frost and Garnish:
    • Once the cake is completely cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting over the top. Optionally, garnish with additional chopped nuts or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  3. Slice and Enjoy:
    • Slice the Apple Pumpkin Cake into squares and savor the autumn bliss in each moist and flavorful bite.

The delicious Apple Pumpkin Cake will elevate your fall baking; it’s a symphony of sweetness and spice, a celebration of seasonal flavors. This cake perfectly captures the essence of autumn and is sure to be a hit with family and friends, whether it is served for gatherings or as a cozy afternoon treat. 🍎🎃🍰✨