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Gooey Apple Cake

Course Cake, Dessert, Fall Desserts, Sweets
Author Terri


For the Cake Layer

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups apples finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • Mix topping ingredients well.
  • This topping goes on the cake before baking.


  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Set aside.

For the Cake Layer

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add melted butter.
  2. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Alternate flour mixture and buttermilk into the sugar mixture, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Fold in apples and pecans.
  6. Add cake batter into prepared baking dish. Set aside.

For the Cheesecake Layer

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until well blended, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add eggs and beat on low until combined.
  3. Beat in powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  4. Fold in oatmeal and stir until combined.
  5. Gently spread the cheesecake topping over the cake covering it entirely.
  6. Bake for 50-55 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving (Best served cold, but still delicious warm, especially the edges, yum!).


Recipe Notes

Recipe from The Baking Blond