This cake kind of tastes like the filling from an apple tart, so it’s basically that just without a crust. Regardless, warm it up with some cinnamon and a scoop of apple pie – voila! Or, stick a graham cracker underneath for some crunch but it’s not needed.
- ¾ cup applesauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sugar
- ½ cup oil
- 6 small apples (I used Granny Smith, Gala or Fiji would be fine, too)
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbs cinnamon
- 1tsp nutmeg
- dash of ginger
- dash of allspice
- 1tbs vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a very large bowl mix the applesauce, sugar, spices, vanilla, and oil.
- Meanwhile, peel and slice the apples and add to the mixture in the bowl. You’ll want to keep coating them so they don’t turn brown or just take half a lemon and squeeze some lemon juice over them while you’re peeling and slicing the rest of the apples.
- Stir in the baking soda and flour to the bowl.
- Mix well until all of the flour is absorbed and everything is combined.
- Pour in a pie pan or another greased round pan. (I garnished with some oats and walnuts but, not necessary. Could probably mix in raisins or nuts, too.)
- Bake for about an hour or until the top is brown, has risen and is no longer soft in the middle. (Test that a toothpick comes out clean, to be sure.)
- Let cool and serve!