And quite honestly, I never really gave it much thought until our little guys came along…Kids historically LOVE breakfast for dinner. But I have to deprive my children this milestone of childhood because the husband puts his foot down. Oh, and also, anywhere that SELLS breakfast for dinner he will deny. iHop? Only before 11:00 am. A Diner? Drag him kicking and screaming. And don’t even mention Cracker Barrel. Sighhhhhhh.
Then sprinkle some brown sugar and cinnamon on top of that. Finish by spreading the remainder of your batter to cover the apples and a little more brown sugar.
Filling 2 cups peeled and large diced Granny Smith Apples (about 2 medium) 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons water 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Cake 1/3 cup butter, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream Glaze 2 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla Instructions Filling In a medium saucepan combine apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and water. Heat on medium heat for 5-6 minutes until apples soften and the liquid thickens. Set aside to cool. Mix the dark brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Cake Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray. Set aside. In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter and sugar together for 3 minutes until fluffy. Add the applesauce, vanilla, and eggs and mix on medium until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the dry mixture and the Greek yogurt in alternating parts, starting and ending with the dry. Mix until just combined. Spread 1/2 of the cake batter in the bottom of the prepared pan. Top with the apple mixture, spreading carefully to cover the batter. Then top with 2/3 of the brown sugar, sprinkling all over the apple mixture. Cover with the remaining batter and sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the brown sugar all over the top. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the center of the cake is set. Glaze When the cake has only a few minutes left baking, prepare the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a medium bowl until smooth. When cake is done, immediately poke holes in the cake using a butter knife, about 30 pokes. Pour the glaze over the top of the cake spreading to cover it completely. Let the glaze set up for about 20 minutes before serving.