{whole grain apple cider snack cake}

by Cait on October 16, 2014

whole grain apple cider snack cake - a delicious whole grain fall treat that's super moist and packed with warm baked apples! // cait's plate

I finally perfected my whole grain apple cider snack cake!

whole grain apple cider snack cake - a delicious whole grain fall treat that's super moist and packed with warm baked apples! // cait's plate

I’ve been dying to get this one right to share with you guys.  I’m so happy I waited to share it with you guys too because this was definitely the best one yet!

whole grain apple cider snack cake - a delicious whole grain fall treat that's super moist and packed with warm baked apples! // cait's plate

Every bite of it literally feels like a mouthful of everything autumn.  Cider, spice and warm, chunky apples.  Plus it’s super moist.  It literally just melts in your mouth which isn’t always easy to say of a whole grain baked good!

whole grain apple cider snack cake - a delicious whole grain fall treat that's super moist and packed with warm baked apples! // cait's plate

I’m kind of so in love with this cake that I want to request it for my next birthday.  I bet it would be awesome slathered in an apple cider glaze.

whole grain apple cider snack cake - a delicious whole grain fall treat that's super moist and packed with warm baked apples! // cait's plate

For now though, I’m thoroughly enjoying this, sans apple cider glaze and I feel 100% happy about it!

{whole grain apple cider snack cake}

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 15 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 heaping tablespoon plain greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line an 8x8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray
  3. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl and set aside
  4. Combine cider and oil in glass measuring cup and set aside
  5. Beat butter, greek yogurt and sugar together until creamy
  6. Add eggs, one at a time mixing until all ingredients are just combined (be careful not to overmix or the cake may be tough)
  7. Add flour mixture alternating with cider mixture to the butter mixture in 3 batches
  8. Gently fold in chopped apples
  9. Add cake batter to the prepared pan and bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes or until springy when touched and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Notes

inspired by food & wine

http://caitsplate.me/2014/10/16/whole-grain-apple-cider-snack-cake/

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