Chunky Apple Snack Cake Recipe
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Chunky Apple Snack Cake Recipe

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We enjoy this cake as a snack, packed in lunches or as a scrumptious dessert when warmed and topped with a scoop of low-fat ice cream. If the batter seems really thick, don't worry: Once you stir in the apples it loosens up. —Cindy Beberman, Orland Park, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium Gala or Fuji apples, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 160 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 146mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 13x9-in. baking pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, sugar and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into egg mixture. Stir in apples and pecans.
  2. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Chunky Apple Snack Cake in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2015, p219

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 253006
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Easy to make and very good! Not overly sweet. Great way to use up some apples. If you like cinnamon, double the amount. This makes an excellant quick breakfast, with a little bit of butter on top. Also, can be dressed up a little with sprinkling of powder sugar on top. As a volunteer Field editor for taste of home magazine, I enjoy recipes that use classic ingredients."

chaosmommy User ID: 2687796 252929
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2016

"These were terrific for the kids and husband to take in their lunches and grab as a quick breakfast. I added a pinch of nutmeg, and left out the nuts."

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