Easy Apple Butter Cake

Fall never tasted this good with this egg free Easy Apple Butter Cake! A 9×13 sheet cake with melt in your mouth cream cheese frosting.

Have you ever made apple butter? It’s so easy to make…especially in the slow cooker! Once you get the easy technique down, you can use apple butter in and on so many things. And you’ll definitely want to try making this easy apple butter cake.

Easy Apple Butter Cake on a plate

What is the difference between applesauce and apple butter?

Both apple butter and apple sauce are slow cooked apples and spices. Apple butter is cooked longer than applesauce which creates a thick, smooth, intense apple flavored spread.

For the most intense apple flavor in this cake (and the best texture), be sure to use apple butter.

Cake Without Eggs

One thing I love about this easy cake is that there are no eggs. Whether you have an egg allergy, or are just craving cake and happen to be out of eggs, this is the cake for you!

The apple butter takes the place of eggs and keeps this cake moist and tender.

How to Make Apple Butter Cake

Let’s walk through the steps of making this easy sheet cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit. Then line a 9″ x 13″ cake pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside. **Parchment paper helps the cake come out cleanly when you cut it. If you don’t have any, you can simply grease the cake pan.**
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
butter and sugar in a bowl
  • Add apple butter and vanilla extract, beating until combined.
apple butter unmixed in cake batter
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and apple pie seasoning.
  • Add half of the dry mixture to the apple butter mixture, incorporate thoroughly, then incorporate the remaining half until just combined.
Easy Apple Butter Cake batter in a mixing bowl
  • Spread mixture into the prepared cake pan.
unbaked apple butter cake batter in 9x13 pan
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, until an inserted toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

Make the Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream cheese frosting is one of the easiest frostings to make. The key is to make sure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature. Blend all of the ingredients together until they are smooth.

If the frosting seems too thick to spread, add heavy cream one tablespoon at a time until you can easily spread the frosting on the cooled cake.

slice of Easy Apple Butter Cake on a plate

How to Store Cake

This cake is safe to store at room temperature for 48 hours. Be sure to cover the cake after you cut it to prevent it from drying out.

Can I freeze cake?

This cake freezes well! The apple butter keeps the cake from drying out when freezing.

When you are ready to serve the cake, remove the cake from the freezer. Allow the cake to come to room temperature before opening the package or container. This will keep the moisture in the cake and keep it soft.

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Easy Apple Butter Cake with cream cheese frosting
Easy Apple Butter Cake with cream cheese frosting

Easy Apple Butter Cake

5 from 1 vote
Fall never tasted this good with this egg free Easy Apple Butter Cake! A 9×13 sheet cake with melt in your mouth cream cheese frosting.
Servings 15
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients
 

For the cake:

  • 2/3 cup salted butter (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups apple butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie seasoning

For the frosting

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tablespoons heavy cream (if needed to thin the frosting)

Instructions
 

Make the cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Line a 9" x 13" cake pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars with an electric mixer. Beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add apple butter and vanilla extract, beating until combined.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and apple pie seasoning.
  • Add half of the dry mixture to the apple butter mixture, incorporate thoroughly, then incorporate the remaining half until just combined.
  • Spread mixture into the prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, until an inserted toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.

Make the frosting:

  • Beat together the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract for 2 minutes or until completely smooth. Add cream if desired to thin out the frosting.
  • Spread the cream cheese frosting on the cooled apple butter cake.

Notes

The calories shown are based on the cake being cut into 15 pieces, with 1 serving being 1 slice of frosted cake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**

Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 421mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 417
Keyword apple cake, easy cake recipe, easy fruit cake
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