Applesauce Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirls #SundaySupper

Applesauce Cake with Peanut Butter Swirls

Autumn is officially here. Shorter days and cooler nights. All the leaves showing their true colors. Vivid reds, oranges and yellows peeking through the trees. Time for pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes and apple picking. Time to break out my flannel shirts, and pack away the shorts.
Oh, and the food!
Crockpot beef stew filling the kitchen with mouth-watering promises. Apple crisp and warm cider. Roasted Butternut and Acorn squash appears in soups or stuffed and pumpkin everything.

This week Sunday Supper welcomes fall and celebrates autumn flavors!

I couldn’t decide which symbol of fall foods to choose. So I did what I usually do when faced with a similar situation. Try to use a few together in one dish!

That explains the extra long title this week.

Applesauce Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirls!

I love applesauce in just about anything. By itself, baked in cake or added to pork chops with a bit of cinnamon of course!

Peanut butter reminds me of fall. That’s the time to harvest the roasting ones. When the leaves turn yellow. As far as cream cheese goes, do you really need to pair it with a season? I feel cream cheese is a 4 season treat.

I’m ready to sit down with a piece of this cake, some warm apple cider and a good book. There is plenty here. Will you join me? What can I get you to drink?

applesauce cake fall table


Applesauce Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirls #SundaySupper


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • cream cheese swirl
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • Cream together cream cheese, peanut butter, egg and 1/4 cup sugar. Set aside.
  • Cake
  • Cream together butter, sugar. Add egg and applesauce.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon. Fold into wet ingredients.
  • Pour batter into an 8 x 8-inch greased and floured pan.
  • Drop peanut butter cream cheese by spoonfuls on top of batter. Run a knife through the batter to swirl in the cream cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for approximately 35 to 40 minutes until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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Enjoy these first tastes of fall from Sunday Supper.

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36 Responses to Applesauce Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Swirls #SundaySupper

  1. Gaila says:

    Hey Cindy,

    I am drooling over your your swirls can I have them to go! I need to try this recipe today! great every time!
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  14. Oooooh, apple peanut butter, and cheesecake – sounds like one great combination.
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  17. Looks delish! I could really go for one of those right now!
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  18. I love peanut butter and apples, so I am all over this cake!
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  19. I love apples dipped in peanut butter. This recipe is right up my alley — can’t wait to try!

  20. Tara says:

    Yum! My son doesn’t usually like cake, but I am sure he would go for this. I love your fall decorations!

  21. I am seriously super excited about this recipe! Now I need an occasion to make it – maybe this year’s Thanksgiving dessert?!
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  22. Stacy says:

    I’d love a piece with a cold glass of milk, please, Cindy! I’m with you on the cream cheese – and peanut butter for that matter – great for every season.
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  23. Sarah says:

    This is ALL kinds of perfect! You can make me this any time!
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  24. Sue Lau says:

    Great fall flavor combo!
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