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The first part of the ingredients is for the filling and the topping (F&T) and the second part of the ingredients is for the cake (cake).


  • (F&T) 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • (F&T) 5 tablespoons sugar
  • (F&T) 6 cups chopped apples
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  • (cake) 2 cups sugar
  • (cake) 1 cup applesauce
  • (cake) 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • (cake) Pinch of salt
  • (cake) 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • (cake) 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • (cake) 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • (cake) 1 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

For Filling and Topping:

  • Combine cinnamon and sugar in a medium bowl. Set aside 1 tablespoon of this mixture.
  • With the remainder of the mixture, added apples and toss until apples are coated.

    Set aside.

For the Cake:

  • In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, applesauce, vanilla, salt, and eggs.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and nutmeg and fold into sugar mixture.
  • Spoon about one third of the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Cover with half of apple mixture, then spoon in remaining batter
  • Place apple slices the top.
  • Sprinkle top lightly with the set aside cinnamon and sugar.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until done.
  • Loosen sides with a butter knife, then invert cake onto a plate for serving.