It's swirled with lots of gooey cinnamon, brown sugar filling in a tender vanilla cake, like a huge cinnamon roll (of course) and it's loaded with cinnamon apple bits to give it that harvest apple flair. It's then drizzled with a thick blanket of cream cheese glaze and believe me when I say, it tastes out of this world "YUMMY-DELICIOUS"!!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9 x 9 baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix together the butter, sugar, flour, and cinnamon together with a spoon until smooth until it resembles a paste. Set aside.
Cinnamon Apple Mixture
Chop apples into small bits and mix with cinnamon and sugar and set aside.
Vanilla Cake Batter
Measure out the Greek yogurt or milk and set aside.
In a large bowl beat the softened butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla extract/maple syrup and combine. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, whisking to combine. Slowly alternate folding in the flour mixture and the sour cream/Greek yogurt into the wet ingredients until everything is combined. Do not overmix.
Pour the batter into the pan.
Spoon the cinnamon paste mixture over the top of the cake by spreading it out a bit, then add the cinnamon apple mixture on top and then swirl through the cake with a butter knife.
Bake 35 - 40 minutes until cake is done.
Cream Cheese Glaze
While the cake cools make the glaze. Combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and milk in a large bowl, beating until smooth either using a mixer or whisk. You can also soften the cream cheese in the microwave 20 seconds and then add in the other ingredients.
Pour over cooled cake and then enjoy a piece warmed up in the microwave for 15 seconds. Enjoy!