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apple cake bars

Easy Apple Squares (Cake Bars)

Super moist and easy-to-make apple squares.  Made with cinnamon, brown sugar, these delicious cake bars are very moist, thanks to the vegetable oil and the plain Greek yogurt. And they get even moister after the first day!   The apple squares are pretty much an apple cake sliced into imperfect squares.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cake bars, apple squares
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 262kcal
Author Julia


  • 3 apples peeled, cored, and chopped into small square chunks
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9 square pan.
  • In a medium bowl, toss chopped apples with cinnamon and brown sugar.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine together 1 and ¼ cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and ⅛ teaspoon salt.
  • 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.
  • Add dry ingredients (flour mixture) into wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Pour half of the batter into the greased pan, top with half of the apples, then pour the remaining half of the batter on top of the apple layer. Top with the remaining half of apples. 
  • Bake the cake for about 45 minutes or 1 hour - until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Dust with powdered sugar before serving.


Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg