This Blondie-like cake is full of apples and drizzled with a sweet peanut butter glaze-perfect for a special afternoon snack.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup tart apple, such as Granny Smith, peeled and diced
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup Peanut Butter Glaze:
3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk, or more as needed
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8x2-inch square baking pan with Reynolds® Parchment Paper*.
Whisk together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and allspice in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Cream the sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed in a medium bowl about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat to combine. Beat in applesauce and vanilla. Reduce speed to low and gradually add in the flour mixture. Stir in apple and the peanut butter pieces. Spread into prepared pan.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes in the pan. Lift the cake out of the pan using the parchment paper. Place on a wire rack to cool completely. Using the parchment paper, transfer the cake to a cutting board.
Drizzle with Peanut Butter Glaze. Allow cake to stand until glaze is set before slicing.
Peanut Butter Glaze: In a small bowl, stir together 2/3 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk to make a thick glaze of drizzling consistency.
Reynolds Kitchen Tips
*To line pan: turn pan upside down and press a sheet of parchment paper around it. Remove parchment paper, flip pan over and drop parchment paper inside. Crimp the edges and you're ready to cook!
Reynolds Kitchen Tips
Apples with peanut butter – one of those go-to snacks most everyone enjoys. But whip them up into this delicious cake and your family will be begging for another piece! Make sure to line your pan with parchment paper when prepping this or any other cake. Parchment paper allows you to simply lift the cake out of the pan when done baking by holding onto the parchment paper. Let it cool, slice your pieces with ease and just toss away the parchment when you're done for the easiest of cleanups!
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Original recipe makes 16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.