Apple Cake

This is another recipe that I’ve tweaked a little — okay, okay, I messed up and had to improvise. But it still came out great! Crunchy, light and not too sweet.

Apple Cake


  • 3 cups peeled apples, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup granola cereal
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease and flour an 8 inch square baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, toss together the apples, butter and brown sugar. Let this stand while you prepare the batter.
  4. In another medium bowl, stir together both flours, the baking powder and the salt.
  5. In a large bowl, beat the egg then add the sugar, oil and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  6. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture then spread this mixture into the prepared pan.
  7. Layer the apples on top then sprinkle the granola on top of the apples.
  8. Bake for approximately 45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
You can make this an apple spiced cake by adding 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg to the apple mixture.
This recipe can also be made with peaches (which was the original recipe). I left out the spices except for sprinkling some cinnamon on top of the apples.
Hope you enjoy this simple recipe which I found in one of my favorite cookbooks, 1000 Vegetarian Recipes.
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