Whole-Wheat Apple Cake

3 apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2″ pieces

3/4 C brown sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

pinch of cloves

1  1/4 C flour

1  1/4 C whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

10 T butter

1 C sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 C yogurt

Preheat oven to 350. Combine apples, 1/2 c brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves, set aside. Sift together the flours, soda, powder and salt; set aside. Butter a 9″ springform pan.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until well combined. Add vanilla and combine. Add reserved flour mixture and yogurt; stir until well combined. Fold in 2/3 of the reserved apple mixture.

Spoon half the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining apple mixture evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter and smooth with spatula. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/4 c brown suar.

Bake until golden brown – 1 hr 10 minutes to 1 hr 20 minutes. Cover with foil after 45 min of baking. Let cool 20 minutes before releasing cake from the pan.

*Recommends serving with sharp cheddar cheese and white wine.

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