I made this for Mother’s Day this year and it was a hit. Even my mom who isn’t a dessert person liked it. I wish I had remembered to put the apple sauce in the batter but even with out it, it was still a great cake.
1 cup of sliced apples (I used 4 apples really more can only be better right?)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons water
Plus (this will be used to sprinkle over the apples and top after)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce (I actually forgot this, the cake was a little dryer but still so good)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup greek yogurt or sour cream (I used
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 tablespoons milk
For filling: Make filling by putting apples, sugar, water, cinnamon and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook on low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly until the sauce is thickend and the apples are a bit soft. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together until well combined and set aside. This will be used to sprinkle over the mixture later.
For Cake: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9×13 baking dish. (I used a glass dish and it worked great)
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add applesauce and vanilla and mix till combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beat well.
Add the dry ingredients to the batter. Beat until just combined.
Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Spoon the cooled apple mixture over the batter carefully and spread as evenly as possible. Sprinkle 2/3 of brown sugar cinnamon mixture over apples and cover with the rest of the batter. Sprinkle the rest of the brown sugar cinnamon mixture over the top. (I put all my mixture on the apples)
Bake for 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. You may need to bake a little longer depending on your oven.
Glaze: In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until the glaze is desired consistency. When the cake comes out of the oven, immediately pour onto hot cake.