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Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

This Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting is extremely easy and quick to make. It requires boxed spice cake mix, apple pie filling, eggs, butter, cream cheese, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon. It’s a real crowd pleaser, even for kids!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cake, Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting, Apple Desert, Cake, Dessert
Method: Oven
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary


  • 1- box spice cake mix
  • 1-21 oz. can apple pie filling
  • 1/2 stick salted butter melted
  • 4 large eggs


  • 1-8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon optional
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract



  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a non a 9X13 cake pan. 
  • Beat together the spice cake mix, apple pie filling, eggs and melted butter until well blended. Using a hand held blender will break up the apple pieces nicely. The batter however will still be chunky. 
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out almost clean. Once done, allow the cake to cool completely. 


  • Whip the butter and cream brown sugar, vanilla and maple syrup. Once whipped together, gradually add in the powdered sugar. Add whipping cream until desired texture. 
  • Once the cake is cooled completely, spread the frosting evenly over the top of the apple cake. 


  • Store any leftovers covered in the fridge for 5 days


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g