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Ingredients

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large apples, peeled and chopped

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9-inch round cake pan. In a small bowl, make a crumb mixture by combinging 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, chocolate chips, walnuts and cinnamon. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In another small bowl, whisk eggs, granulated sugar and 1/4 cup brown sugar until smooth. Whisk in oil and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture until just combined. Pour half the batter in pan. Top with half the apples and half the crumb mixture. Repeat. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.

Nancy Abell, Geneseo



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