This cake is like a lot of guys I dated -- they had possibilities, but needed some *work* to reach boyfriend perfection. And so it is with Cheese Apple Cake -- an excellent and unusual cake, but one whose execution needs a bit of tweaking to make it as good as it can be.
This is, in fact, not a cake but a very large biscuit flavored with cheese. Not that there's anything wrong with that! I've never been a fan of the cheese and apple pie combination, but if you are, this may be the perfect cake for you.
The bottom (biscuit) layer is made by cutting the butter into the flour, a normally tedious task made easy with a food processor. Just cut cold butter into chunks, add to the flour and pulse until the butter is the size of small peas, or smaller.
After the butter is incorporated, add the rest of the ingredients, including grated cheese.