Dandy Apple Cake

This moist cake has the unusual, but delicious combination of apples and chocolate chips. 

This recipe is a family favorite and it based a cake recipe in a circa 1980s Junior League of Columbus cookbook. The original recipe is not gluten free and has enough oil and sugar to give you diabetes and make you have a heart attack all in one sitting! While I still wouldn’t consider this cake, with my modifications included, healthy, I think it’s worth the calories. I don’t recall the original recipe’s name but my Dad nicknamed it dandy (i.e., excellent in class) and it stuck.

Boy is it dandy!

Boy is it dandy!

Dandy Apple Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 10
 
Chop the apples finely or even grate in a food processor.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup GMO free canola oil
  • ½ plain applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz nut free chocolate chips
  • 3-5 Fuji or similar peeled and finely diced apples
Instructions
  1. Mix oil, apple sauce and eggs in a stand mixer.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until incorporated.
  4. Fold in apples and chocolates.
  5. Pour into a greased 9×12 glass pan and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

5 thoughts on “Dandy Apple Cake

  1. Melted Chocolate and apples what could be better!
    I have never heard of non-GMO Canola oil but I can’t use regular Canola it makes me all itchy so I just don’t use it but I wonder if this would make a difference. At least this way I could make baked goods and not have to use olive or Sunflower oil. Thanks for the tip.

    • Hi Felissa,
      Thanks for stopping by and happy to provide you with this baking tip. I buy my non gmo canola oil at the organic grocery in town. Be sure to store it in the fridge so it lasts longer. Happy baking!
      Megan

  2. I have this bookmarked! I think my kids will love it! And the hubs too! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope that your week is fantastic!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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