These dense, luscious apple cake squares are perfect for breakfast, brunch, snack or dessert! Use firm baking apples like Granny Smith.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword: apple, bars, cake
Author: Beth Cato
3medium applespeeled, cored, & chopped into small chunks
1 teaspoon cinnamonheaping
1 1/4cupall-purpose flour
1/3cupsour cream or Greek yogurt
turbinado or maple sugar for toppingoptional
Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line a 9×9 square pan with foil and apply butter or nonstick spray.
In a medium bowl, toss peeled and chopped apples with cinnamon and brown sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a larger mixing bowl, whisk together the white sugar, vegetable oil, sour cream/yogurt, and vanilla extract until it's smooth. Add the eggs.
Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until everything is just mixed. Fold in the apple chunks.
Pour batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle turbinado or maple sugar over top, if desired.
Bake 1 hour, until it passes the toothpick test in middle. Cool completely, chilling in fridge if desired. Use foil to list contents onto a cutting board. Cut into pieces.
These are great individually plastic wrapped and stored at room temperature or in the fridge; bars can be frozen and keep well for months. Eat from the fridge, or at room temperature, or warm in the microwave or oven. However you eat it, it'll be delicious!