Easiest Ever Apple Cake
1 package (15 ounces) spice cake mix
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup oil or applesauce
2 cups peeled, shredded or very finely diced apples
1 (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoons apple pie spice
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, water, eggs and applesauce or oil on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in apples. Bake in a greased 9 x 13 inch pan 25-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
In another bowl beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Add the apple pie spice and gradually mix in powdered sugar. Add 1 tablespoon of milk, beating until smooth. Add a bit more milk if needed. Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle walnuts on top if you like.