This is my second apple recipe in a row! If only I could post apple desserts every day from now on until the Fall is over …. Maybe, someday… For now I have a day job I need to attend to – which sort of prevents me from publishing posts about apples every day. What a bummer! Which is why this recipe is so handy! These apple squares are super easy and quick to prepare on a busy weeknight! If you’re bored with making the same apple crisp (or crumble, or cobbler), try these little squares, and you’d be very happy!
These little cute apple cake bars are very moist, thanks to the oil and the plain yogurt. And they get even more moist after the first day! No dry cakes here!
In this recipe, I am using a generous amount of apples, tossed together with cinnamon and brown sugar, folded in the cake batter and baked in a 9×9 square pan. These apple squares are really just a lot of apple chunks held together by a relatively small amount of cake batter. After all, the apple dessert recipes should be all about apples, shouldn’t they?
Total time: 1 hour
- 3 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into small square chunks
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square pan.
2) In a medium bowl, toss chopped apples with cinnamon and brown sugar.
3) In a mixing bowl, combine together 1 and 1/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
4) In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of white sugar, vegetable oil, yogurt, and vanilla until very smooth. Add eggs and whisk until smooth.
5) Add dry ingredients (flour mixture) into wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
6) Pour half of batter into the greased pan, top with half of apples, then pour the remaining half of the batter on top of the apples layer. Top with the remaining half of apples. Bake for about an hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
7) Dust with powdered sugar before serving.