Naked apple layer cake with maple syrup frosting

This spiced naked cake with apples will surprise you with its rich flavor mixed with the sweetness of maple syrup cream cheese frosting. This intense cake acquires some notes of freshness thanks to apple pieces that has been lightly cooked with an addition of lemon juice. Surprising and delicious.

Naked apple layer cake with maple syrup frosting

Naked apple layer cake with maple syrup frosting – delicious maple syrup filling recipe.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Dolci
Cuisine vegetariano
Servings 1 20 cm x 20 cm baking tray
Calories 111 kcal



  • 240 ml milk at room temperature
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegear
  • 1 medium egg at room temperature
  • 1 cup of grated apple 1/2 big apple or 1 medium
  • 70 ml vegetable oil
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 320 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 0.5 tbsp dark cocoa powder

Apples and frosting

  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 125 g soft butter
  • 3 tbsp or more maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 big apple
  • lemon juice to taste


Instructions: Naked apple layer cake with maple syrup frosting

Cake assemle!

  • Prepare the filling. Peel the apple and remove the core then cut it into small pieces. Place in a non-stick frying pan with about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of water and turn on the medium flame. Stir the apple pieces frequently and cook it for 5 minutes. The apple needs to soften a bit but do not lose its friability completely. Turn off the flame and let it cool down completely.
  • In a bowl beat the butter until it becomes light and foamy, add the cream cheese, the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and maple syrup and beat until all the ingredients are well blended. Taste and adjust with other maple syrup if necessary.
  • Divide the cake in half or in 4 and fill it with the prepared cream and some apple pieces.


35 minutes waiting time.
The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 1cakeCalories: 111kcal
Keyword apple cake, apples, cinnamon, cream cheese, ginger
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Let it rest minimum 30 min in a fridge before serving.

lot of love. B.

p.s. If you are looking for another delicious cake recipe with cream cheese frosting check my Best ever carrot cake with toasted coconut. (foto below)

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