Dutch Apple Snack Cake
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Dutch Apple Snack Cake

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 1 9x9 cake, serves 12-16
Author: Amanda Formaro


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple cored, peeled and sliced thin
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into pieces


  • Preheat oven to 375 F and grease or spray a 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in a medium bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
  • In a mixer on medium speed, combine the softened butter and bananas. Beat for two minutes, mixture will look curdled. Add vanilla, egg and buttermilk and beat until homogenized.
  • With mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixer and meat for a minute or two to combine. Scrape down the sides, stir, then pour into prepared pan.
  • Lay sliced apples on their side, overlapping slightly until you preach the other side. Continue with next row and until batter is completely covered.
  • Combine brown sugar with cinnamon, mixing well with your fingers. Sprinkle mixture over the apples. Dot with cold butter pieces.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for ten minutes on a cooling rack before slicing.
  • Best enjoyed warm from the oven, but can be heated quickly in the microwave and served with vanilla ice cream.