EASY Apple Snack Cake

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2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
pinch nutmeg
½ cup mild vegetable oil, like safflower or canola
½ cup applesauce
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 cups peeled, cored and diced apples-1/2” to ¾” dice, 3-4 apples
confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Make the cake:
        Move the rack to the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Coat a 9” x 13” baking pan.
        In a medium size bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
        In another medium size bowl, combine the oil, applesauce, and sugar, eggs and vanilla, and stir or whisk until well combined. Add the dry ingredients and combine well. Pour into the prepared pan, smoothing the top, and bake 45-50 minutes. A tester not near an apple should come out clean.
        Cool completely and cut into squares. You can lightly sift some confectioners’ sugar on top if you like. Can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerated for up to a week.

Makes 10-12 servings.      YUM!

LESSONS Learned:
1. Cut all the apples the same size so that they cook evenly.
2. This would be a delicious cake for the fall Jewish holidays too.
3. It’s so easy and delicious, you’re gonna make it a lot!