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Chunky Apple-Cinnamon Cake


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  • 2-3/4 pounds McIntosh, Jonathan or Granny Smith apples, peeled and thinly sliced (11 cups)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 t. ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup plus 1 T sugar, divided
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 T orange juice
  • 2 t. vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. kosher salt


Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 70mins


Step 1

1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, toss apples with brown sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon.

2. In a large bowl, beat 1 cup sugar, oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture.

3. Transfer half of the batter to an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Top with apples. Spread remaining batter over apples. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over top. Bake 10 minutes.

4. Reduce oven setting to 375°. Bake 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Cool on a wire rack.

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