This healthier, whole grain snack cake is packed full of cinnamon and apple flavors! Add it to your fall baking list and cut yourself an extra large piece!
I’ve finally gotten over the fact that peach season is over and am actually really excited about all the different varieties of apples I’ve been seeing in the stores. Do you have a favorite variety of apple? Mine is a toss up between Pink Ladies and Honeycrisp. I love that tart flavor and extra crisp bite they have! One thing I think we can all agree on is that nothing is worse than biting into a soft mushy apple. I spend an awful lot of time at the store selecting my apples and making sure they feel rock hard and aren’t the least bit soft.
Now that we’ve established that I’m the weird lady at the store feeling all the apples and spending far too much time deciding which ones to buy, let’s move on and talk about this cinnamon apple snack cake. First of all it’s a whole grain cake and there’s only one tablespoon of butter in the entire cake, so obviously this means we can eat a really big piece or two small pieces…kidding, sort of. Second, it’s moist. I know, I hate using that word as much as you do, but there really is no better way to describe this cake. The moisture comes from buttermilk, unsweetened applesauce, and of course one of those apples that I spent far too long picking out at the store. Finally, the topping. Cinnamon sugar is generously sprinkled on top of the cake before baking it and when it comes out you’ve got a crisp, crackly, sweet crust covering the top!
So as you can see making this cinnamon apple snack cake to welcome fall is really a no brainer. Not only is it make a great dessert (especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream), but it could also pass as a breakfast or brunch treat assuming you’re one of those people who likes a sweet treat in the morning. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a piece of cake for breakfast?!