Let me start off by saying this is NOT low-fat or healthy at all. But oh my goodness is it delicious!!!!!!!! I got this recipe from the blog Iowa Girl Eats. All her recipes are fantastic and her pictures are stunning. I wish I could photograph like her! First I need a camera……
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup no sugar added applesauce
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 Granny smith apples or other baking apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2 inch cubes (3 cups total)
1/4 cup powdered sugar (although I didn’t use it. It was great without it)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Bundt pan with nonstick spray.
In a large bowl, beat butter, oil, and sugar with a mixer until pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Add applesauce then beat to combine. Add eggs one at a time, beating until combined before adding the next egg. Add vanilla then beat to combine.
In a medium size bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Remove 2 Tablespoons of flour mixture then toss with cubed apples. Add remaining dry ingredients to wet ingredients in three batches, mixing until just combined before adding the next batch. Fold in apples.
Pour batter into Bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then run la knife along the inner rim and invert cake onto a wire rack to cool completely. Garnish with powdered sugar.