An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz

Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Since my college days, I’ve noticed there are a lot of people who despise the word moist. If you are like that, I apologize in advance, because there is no better way to describe this cake. It is the perfect moist and dense texture without being spongy and requires Β no frosting…except, in my opinion, cake is not cake without frosting. So, I topped it with maple. cream. cheese. frosting! If last year’sΒ Ultimate Autumn Apple PieΒ is Fall in a pie form then this pumpkin apple spice cake with maple cream cheese frosting is Fall in cake form, y’all! And if you thought things couldn’t possibly get better than last week’s chai-spiced pumpkin snickerdoodles, keep scrolling. All the flavors come together so beautifully to make you wanna hop out of your chair and do a little dance.

An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz

I debuted this pumpkin apple spice cake with maple cream cheese frosting at our Thanksgiving table last year and it was a big hit. I ate most of it myself, though, can’t lie. I knew I wanted to make a pumpkin apple spice cake and searched for creative ways to incorporate the apple. Sally’s Baking Addiction came through with the perfect recommendation of shredding the apple and it was on from there. I used a simple tool like this one to shred a small apple.

An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz

Aside from the pumpkin and apple, this is a basic spice cake. What makes it so moist and decadent is that I used melted butter in place of oil (as usual) and four eggs. Normally, when you add pumpkin to a recipe, you can decrease or even omit the eggs (see my pumpkin maple baked oatmeal) but NOT if you want jig-inspiring texture I mentioned a moment ago! From there, I conveyed the yummy, orange-ish batter into a bundt pan.

An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz

You can also use a rectangle or two round cake pans for this. I just envisioned a bundt cake for this and think it is so festive, not to mention, easier to frost. This is the bundt pan I use. I pretty much dumped the frosting on top and let it fall as it pleased. If you love this one, you should also try my naked bourbon carrot cake or bourbon-glazed gingerbread!

An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz

Here’s even more pumpkin and apple love from earlier this season: easy classic apple pie, chai-spiced pumpkin snickerdoodles. Thanks for reading!

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Pumpkin Apple Spice Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
A deliciously moist spice cake with pumpkin and apples, topped with maple cream cheese frosting!
An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cake
Frosting
An unbelievably moist and dense pumpkin apple spice cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting made from scratch and perfect for the fall and holiday seasons. Recipe by Dash of Jazz
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients for cake then add wet ingredients except apple.
  2. Add apple and stir well. Transfer to a nonstick bundt pan and bake for about 45 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, mix up all ingredients for frosting. Frost cake as desired once cooled.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction'sΒ Super Moist Spice Cake

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14 Comments

  1. I’m loving everything pumpkin spice right now & that maple cream cheese frosting sounds delicious!! <3

    1. Thank you! It was a last-minute addition but I love how the flavors play together.

  2. Oh this is so yummy. I love cream cheese frosting.

  3. As if the cake is enough all by its self you go and add the maple frosting to put it over the top delicious.

    1. Lol, I had to do it! Thanks for reading!

  4. I love everything about this!!

  5. You packed ALL the fall flavors in there! Pumpkin, apple, and maple <3

  6. Jen Seislove

    The maple cream cheese frosting sounds amazing! And I’ve never thought to shred my apples with a basic grater. I should be doing this for salads! Great tip!

    1. Thanks! I found the tip via Sally’s Baking Addiction. I think it would work well for salads, too.

  7. 101foodtravel

    This is packed with all the fall flavor oh my i love it. I never had maple cream cheese frosting before, this sounds really yummy. I am sharing this recipe to my social media if you don’t mind. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh my goodness this looks like heaven. What a great idea to shred the apples. Thank you for sharing.

    1. You’re very welcome! It’s really a great trick.

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