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Apple Chunk Cake

The secret ingredient in this cake is applesauce! It adds moisture and flavor, enabling us to reduce the amount of added sugar (when compared with the original recipe).

Recipe Source: eatfresh.org/recipe


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups apples peeled, diced into chunks
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 cups apples peeled, sliced to place on cake top


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil and eggs together. Beat well. 
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda. 
  3. Add flour mixture to egg batter and mix well.
  4. Add applesauce to the batter. Stir to combine. Then add apple chunks and stir to combine. 
  5. Coat a baking pan with vegetable oil spray, and pour in batter. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 40-50 minutes depending on the depth of the baking dish.
  6. Place apple slices on top of apple cake and serve.
Serving Size: 1/2 of quesadilla
Total Fat26 g
Saturated Fat11 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium620 mg
Total Carbohydrate24 g
Dietary Fiber14 g
Total Sugars1 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein17 g
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