Apple Chunk Cake

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Apple Chunk Cake
Apple Chunk Cake

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Wendy Willard
Apple Chunk Cake
Budget-friendly recipe
1436
Serves:
12
1 hours 0 mins.

The secret ingredient in this cake is applesauce! It adds moisture and flavor, enabling us to reduce the amount of added sugar (when compared with the original recipe).

Ingredients

1
cup
¼
cup
2
2
cups
1
teaspoon
1
teaspoon
1
teaspoon
4
cups
peeled, diced into chunks
¼
cup
2
cups
peeled, sliced to place on cake top

What You'll Need

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Spatula
  • Baking dish
  • peeler
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

Directions

  1. Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil and eggs together. Beat well.
  2. Step 2
    In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  3. Step 3
    Add flour mixture to egg batter and mix well.
  4. Step 4
    Add applesauce to the batter. Stir to combine. Then add apple chunks and stir to combine.
  5. Step 5
    Coat a baking pan with vegetable oil spray, and pour in batter. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes depending on the depth of the baking dish.
  6. Step 6
    Place apple slices on top of apple cake and serve.

Chef Tips

  • As a rule, half of the amount of fat in a dessert recipe can be replaced with applesauce or a puree of another fruit, such as prune puree. The result is a very moist, low-fat cake enhanced by the flavor of fresh and nutritious apples.

  • You can use any size or shape baking dish, such as a square, rectangle, or even a tube/bundt pan (as shown in the photo). If you choose a larger dish, start checking the doneness of your cake at about 30 minutes. When a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean, the cake is done. For a moist cake, do not overbake.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
1
piece
Total calories:
239
Total fat:
5 g
Saturated fat:
1 g
Carbohydrates:
44 g
Protein:
3 g
Fiber:
1 g
Sodium:
308 mg
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