Today I have a special treat for you. Naomi of Bakers Royale is sharing a stunning cake with us. I’ve been following Naomi for quite a while and have always been amazed by her ability to create such stunning food creations but more than that, her photography blows me away. If you’re not familiar with her site, take some time to poke around. But a bit of warning, you’ll become extra hungry while doing so. I suggest grabbing a snack, or maybe whipping up this apple butter cake first! PS She also has a book coming out next Fall and I can’t hardly wait to see it! 

Hi everyone, I’m happy to be here as Rachel’s guest to join her Apple a Day Party. I’m sharing an easy to make bundt cake to kick Fall desserts into high gear.

This one is filled with the fall spices that we all love and expect. You know the ones that make you want to get cozy with a cup of tea or coffee. Who cares if some of us are suffering in 95-plus degree weather or that the weatherman insists its still summer. My calendar reads fall on the 1st of September.

With that I’m going to temp you to join me in getting cozy with this fall dessert that is filled with cinnamon, nutmeg and  a little bit of cloves for spiciness. Along side that you will find a tender cake crumb enhanced with apple butter, sprinkled with shredded apples and rippled with an apple butter cheesecake layer.

So are you in? Yay, goodbye summer – hello, fall.

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Apple Butter Bundt Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 20



  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 C apple butter
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp grond cloves
  • 1 pinch salt


  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 1/2 C apple butter
  • 4 1/2 oz apples, shredded (about two medium size apples)
  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs


  • 1 1/2 C confectioner sugar
  • 2 - 4 Tbsp milk


  • Heat oven to 350F°. Lightly coat pan with butter. Set aside.
  • Place cream cheese in a bowl and beat until smooth. Add egg and egg yolk, beat until smooth. Add in remaining ingredients, beat until well combined and smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl add sour cream and apple butter together and beat until well combined. Set aside.
  • Core and peel apples. Shred apples against the large hole side of a cheese box grater. Set aside.
  • Place butter in a bowl and lightly beat for about 1 minute until smooth. Add in sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in egg one at time beating until well incorporated after each addition.
  • Slowly add the dry mixture in three additions, starting with dry mixture and alternating with the sour cream and apple butter mixture.
  • Using a sturdy wooden spoon or spatula fold in shredded in apples.
  • Pour half of cake batter into bundt pan (batter will be thick). Pour cream cheese filling on top of cake batter. Pour remaining cake batter onto cream cheese filling. Bake cake for 50-55 minutes or until inserted cake tester is clean of crumbs when removed. Let cool before icing.


  • Add confectioner sugar and milk into a bowl and whisk to combine. Add more milk as needed to thin icing to preferred consistency.
  • Pour icing on cooled cake.


Calories: 394kcal, Carbohydrates: 57g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 120mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 40g, Vitamin A: 607IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 53mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most accurate data, use your preferred nutrition calculator with the actual ingredients you used to make this recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keywords: Apple, Cake

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Check out some more amazing recipes by Naomi: Cookie dough cheesecake brownie pastry pockets, Caramel apple triffles and Snickers coffee cake with salted caramel glaze.