Hi friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful week. Heck, of course you are. Thanksgiving is in two days. No school, no work.. and a new apple recipe!!
As we all prep for the best dinner of the year, I have re-done this Cinnamon Apple Bread. Now, I use the word bread loosely. This "bread" has a very soft, light, cake-y texture that tastes just like apple pie but is much easier to make! All it needs is some vanilla ice cream on top and voila! HEAVEN.
I based this recipe off of the Apple Snack Cake from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook but tweaked it to my liking. Instead of mixing in the chopped apples like they do, I toss them in brown sugar and cinnamon (like you would when making an apple pie) and layered them into the cake. I felt that this gave the bread a more apple pie-like vibe and I am in love with the outcome! Try it out and tell me what you think!
1/3 Cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1+3/4 Cups granulated sugar
1/2 Cup salted butter
2 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1+3/4 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 Cup whole milk
1 large apple or two small apples, chopped and peeled (I used two small granny smiths and I prefer to not peel mine)
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9X5 loaf pan or line with foil and spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Slowly add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder. Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet mixture. Scrape down the sides as needed and mix until combined. Slowly add the milk and mix until completely incorporated.
4. In another bowl, toss the chopped apples, brown sugar and cinnamon until the apples are completely covered. Pour 1/3 of the cake batter into the prepared pan. Then pour 1/2 of the apple mixture over. Repeat this step 1 more time and finish with the rest of the batter on top. Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy!