About this recipe: A buttery cake that comes together in minutes but tastes like you spent all day making it. Adding apples and cinnamon with brown sugar in layers makes this cake into an autumn delight. A scoop of ice cream is especially good with this cake.
I made two batches of this recipe. One I made just as written and it was delicious! The second one I made exactly as written with one substitution: I used 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce in place of the butter. It too was absolutely delicious and the butter (and all those extra calories) was not missed one little bit. So I give this two thumbs up whichever way you choose to make it, but I will be making it with the apple sauce to keep it healthy and light but just as delicious!! If you want to take this recipe uptown just a bit, add some chopped walnuts - yum!! - 24 Aug 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I'm pleased to be the first to review this recipe, because it is a winner. One chopped apple will reward you with a moist cake loaded with cinnamon, brown sugar and sweet apple flavors. Next time, I will bake in an 8"x4" pan, as I would have liked a little taller slice, but that's purely aesthetics, nothing to do with taste. Jinglebells, thanks for sharing your recipe. This one's going into my Favorites folder. - 25 Jul 2013 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Good, not great. Not quite as moist as I expected, and both flavors of apple and cinnamon were very mild. Also, this definitely needed the 1/4 tsp. of salt I added that was glaringly absent in the ingredients list. In addition, this needed closer to an hour to bake thoroughly, so I'd call the instruction to bake 30-40 minutes way off. I think this would benefit with the addition of one more apple and 2 T. of vegetable oil. - 21 Mar 2014 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)