Cameo Apple Cinnamon Cake

Makes 8 large servings
 
3 cups unbleached white flour
3/4 cups unrefined sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup chopped walnuts
1 cup rice milk or soy milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup cooking oil of your choice
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups peeled and cored Cameo apple chunks (other varieties will work, too!)
1 whole Cameo apple
4 tablespoons dark brown sugar, divided

Preheat oven to 350° and grease an 8” springform pan.
 
Mix the first seven dry ingredients together in a large bowl, and mix the next five wet ingredients together in a smaller bowl or measuring cup. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir until everything is even combined.
 
Put half of the batter in the prepared pan and spread evenly to cover the bottom.
Mix the apple chunks with two tablespoons of the brown sugar. Put the apple chunks on top of the batter in the pan and then spread the remaining batter over the apples. Sprinkle the remaining brown sugar over the top of the batter.
 
Core and slice the whole apple into 1/4 inch slices. Decorate the top of the cake with the apple slices.
 
Cinnamon apple cakeBake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
 
Let the cake cool in the pan before slicing and serving with whipped cream or whipped rice cream.

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