Buddy’s Apple Snacking Cake

Years ago, when the kids were much younger(and we still had cable TV), my kids LOVED watching Cake Boss with Buddy Valastro. Even as young as they were, they’d tell me how to decorate cakes. Well. somewhere along the line Buddy shared a recipe for an apple snacking cake. Thankfully, this is not one of Buddy’s fancy cakes, just a simple snack cake. But Buddy made it so the kids KNEW it was good. And they’re right, it is! You can probably find the recipe online with better directions than what I wrote down as I was watching Buddy cook. But really it’s basically throwing everything together.

Buddy’s Apple Snacking Cake

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 c. Oil
scant 1/2 C. unsweet applesauce
2 eggs
1 ea. medium granny smith and gala apples, peeled, cored, and diced (yeah, um, you can use whatever applesyou want. I needed to use up some cortlands, so they got the chop)
1/2 C. chopped nuts


1 1/2 Tbs. sugar mixed with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9×13 pan. Mix all ingredients and pour into pan. Sprinkle with sugar topping. Bake 40-45 min. or until browned and a toothpick, stuck in, comes out clean.


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