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
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 10
Chop the apples finely or even grate in a food processor.
  • 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
  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 9x12 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!

  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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