Gail Westover, created Chew Wanna Eat? in 2015. Gail is an African Violet Grower, Writer, and Recipe Developer. She has been creating recipes for as long as she can remember. The best ones show up in Chew Wanna Eat? She is not your normal Blogger, but more relaxed, often funny, and has a passion for creating.
Apple Cinnamon Lasagna Cake is a perfect snack cake, quick and easy to make, moist, and I consider it a family favorite. No frosting, bakes in a loaf pan, and easy to transport if you are contributing to a party. Why not make two and freeze one? Or share with your neighbor? It's an awesome cake to bring to a picnic! —ChewWannaEat?
1 loaf cake
Light Brown Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 3/4 teaspoons
1 1/2 cups
5 or 6
Dates, Chopped (or choc chips, Raisins or Craisins
Extra Cinnamon and Sugar to sprinkle on Top
Caramel and Ice Cream are not required, but highly recommended
In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and brown sugar with a fork, removing any lumps. Set aside.
In a mixer bowl, beat sugar and butter for about 2 minutes at medium speed. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add Vanilla, salt, and baking powder. Alternately add flour and milk, mixing until incorporated.
In a standard 5” x 9” loaf pan, butter the sides and bottom. Optional: Sprinkle Cinnamon/Sugar mix on bottom and sides of pan. Pour in approximately ¾” batter to cover the bottom of pan and sprinkle about 1/3 of the walnuts on top. Add half of remaining batter, sprinkle half of the brown sugar/cinnamon mixture, half the apples, and about 1/3 the walnuts on top. Add remaining batter, remaining brown sugar/cinnamon mixture, remaining apples, and the last of the walnuts. Press lightly with your fingers or a fork to embed the toppings. You don’t want them falling off later.
BAKE at 350°F for about 40-42 minutes. Use toothpick test. The top will be golden brown and if you used a glass loaf pan, you’ll be able to see that the sides are a nice rich brown.