Apple Cinnamon White Cake

I made two batches of this recipe. One I made just as written and it was delicious! The second one I made exactly as written with one substitution: I used 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce in place of the butter. It too was absolutely delicious and the butter (and all those extra calories) was not missed one little bit. So I give this two thumbs up whichever way you choose to make it, but I will be making it with the apple sauce to keep it healthy and light but just as delicious!! If you want to take this recipe uptown just a bit, add some chopped walnuts – yum!!

Prep: 20 mins | Cook: 30 mins | Total: 50 mins | Servings: 12 | Yield: 1 9×5-inch loaf

⅓ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅔ cup white sugar

½ cup butter, softened

2 large eggs eggs

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder

½ cup milk

1 apple, peeled and chopped

Step 1:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Step 2:
Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.

Step 3:
Beat white sugar and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until incorporated; add vanilla extract.

Step 4:
Combine flour and baking powder together in a bowl; stir into creamed butter mixture. Mix milk into batter until smooth. Pour half the batter into the prepared loaf pan; add half the apples and half the brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apple mixture into batter. Pour the remaining batter over apple layer; top with remaining apples and brown sugar mixture. Lightly pat apples into batter; swirl brown sugar mixture through apples using a finger or spoon.

Step 5:
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving:
208.4 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterol 52.1mg 17% DV; sodium 143mg 6% DV.