Apple Pound Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

by aimee @ shugarysweets on September 26, 2013

Rich, buttery, cream cheese Pound Cake filled with chunks of Apples. Take it to the next level with a Cinnamon glaze!

Apple Pound Cake: cream cheese pound cake filled with diced apples and topped with a cinnamon glaze!

I sure hope you aren’t tired of the apple recipes this week! It was so much fun trying to incorporate apples into all my delicious desserts.

Speaking of dessert, raise your hand if you LOVE pound cake! I pretty much can slice myself pieces all day long until before I know it the whole loaf is gone!

Today’s recipe was no exception. I started with my favorite pound cake recipe and altering it slightly I added in some diced Crunch Pak apples.

Apple Pound Cake: cream cheese pound cake filled with diced apples and topped with a cinnamon glaze!

But, if you’ve been reading my blog for any period of time, you KNOW I can’t stop there. I topped this loaf of apple pound cake with a sweet cinnamon glaze!

Or is it icing? Seriously, what’s the difference. It was covered in a smooth frosting, k? And then I ate the whole loaf in 2 days. No. Joke.

Good thing this recipe makes TWO loaves of pound cake. I was able to wrap the second loaf in foil and a ziploc and get in the freezer before devouring it!

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Be sure to stop by Jocelyn’s blog today for her Caramel Apple Bundt Cake recipe! Sharing Apple Week with her has been a treat. Although it would have been better if I had sampled her recipes! ya know?

Apple Pound Cake: cream cheese pound cake filled with diced apples and topped with a cinnamon glaze!

Apple Pound Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 2 loaves


    For the cake:
  • 1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup apples, diced and peeled
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • For the glaze:
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until smooth (about 3 minutes). Add sugar, beating until fluffy (an additional 5 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Turn mixer to low and beat in flour and salt. Fold in the diced apples.
  2. Pour batter into TWO bread loaf pans that have been greased generously.** Bake in a 350 degree oven for 75 minutes.***
  3. Remove from oven and coo in pans for about 10 minutes. Turn out and cool completely on a wire rack, with top sides up.
  4. For the glaze, beat powdered sugar, cinnamon and heavy cream with a whisk until smooth. Spread over completely cooled cakes. Store in airtight container. These freeze well too!


*I like to line the bottom of my loaf pans with parchment paper as an additional step to ensuring the cake removes easily. **I use 8 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch loaf pans. ***Lightly place a piece of foil over the tops of the loaf pans during the last 15-20 minutes to prevent burning.

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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life September 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

I definitely wish we could have done apple week in person…I wanted samples of all of yours too ;-)
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet September 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

We are huge pound cake eaters in our family! My mom ends up making 2 or 3 when we all get together because we just love it so much! I am so into this one with the apples and the glaze!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets September 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I love your mom :)
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marcie September 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

And here’s another show stopping apple dessert! You and Jocelyn are just outdoing yourselves. I would eat each and every apple recipe flying out of your kitchen!
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aimee @ shugarysweets September 27, 2013 at 1:12 pm

haha, thanks Marcie! I’ve got to keep up with Jocelyn, she is an incredible baker!


Milk and Honey September 27, 2013 at 7:40 am

Hand raised!
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Stephanie @ PlainChicken September 27, 2013 at 9:02 am

This looks SO good! I love a good pound cake. YAY for apple week!
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Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life September 27, 2013 at 9:22 am

I am loving apple week! Apples in pound cake – gosh that sounds so good. This would be such a hit over here! Pinned!
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aimee @ shugarysweets September 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thanks for pinning Mary Frances!
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Tonia@thegunnysack September 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

Yum! I could really use a piece of that with my coffee this morning!
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Eva @ Eva Bakes September 27, 2013 at 11:03 am

This looks awesome, Aimee! I am loving apple week!
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Operacion Fartumbi September 27, 2013 at 1:15 pm

apple and cinnamont what a great combination
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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry September 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I love this pound cake!
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Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen September 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm

MMM this looks so moist and dense.. and the fact that you have another loaf in the freezer… when shall I come over? ;)
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aimee @ shugarysweets September 30, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Oh how I wish, that would be so fun!
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Jess @ On Sugar Mountain September 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I will never be tired of apple recipes – I think if you wanted to dedicate the entire month of September to them, I would’ve been just fine with that heehee. :) This pound cake looks absolutely perfect – I am drooling over that glaze!
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Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner October 2, 2013 at 11:16 am

I love pound cake (who doesn’t) but I love that you dolled it up with so many wonderful flavors. I don’t think I could ever get tired of apple recipes.
I wish I had a piece now for a mid morning snack!
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Trish - Mom On Timeout October 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Ooh! Love all the big chunks of apple in there!
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Ginger October 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

This looks so good! :)
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Kristen Duke October 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

I don’t think I could ever get sick of apple recipes, especially when they are in pound cake mixed with a cinnamon glaze!!!
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Mackenzie @ Cheerios and Lattes October 10, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I love that you glazed this! YUM!


Emily @ Life on Food October 12, 2013 at 6:54 am

I am the same with pound cake. So yummy! I love that you added some apple for fall. And well frosting. Pretty happy about that one too.
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Ann Marie October 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm

can you use fresh rasberries?


aimee @ shugarysweets October 21, 2013 at 4:44 pm

You can certainly try it!


lori July 30, 2014 at 7:38 am

Is there something wrong with the glaze measurements? Mine is spreadable but def not drizzlable. And forget about the whisk! It’s way too thick.


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