Armenian Apple Chunk Cake

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Armenian Apple Chunk cake is full of diced apples and cinnamon and only requires one bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients. It will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.

Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.  Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you’ll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.

This cake also happens to be my favorite cake of all time. I know what you are thinking, favorite of ALL-TIME? That must be the most amazing, rich, over the top cake every. Nope. It is the authentically rustic and amazing Armenian Apple Chunk Cake my grandmother used to make for me. 

I can still picture her now, the way she used to dice the apples while holding them in her hand (so unsafe, please don’t do that) and how I used to wait with anticipation for when the cake would come out of the oven. The whole house would smell like the most amazing flavors of the Fall and within a day the whole cake would be gone. I wish this post there could be smello-vision because if you could smell the apples and cinnamon or even just feel the texture and crumb of the cake you’d be sold in a heartbeat.

You’ve seen me post crumb cakes and coffee cakes on the blog before but this recipe is the grand daddy of all my breakfast cakes. This is the one I make when I want to invite people into my world and my heart. This cake is my childhood just even looking above at the picture is making me smile ear to ear thinking of my grandmother. This recipe is like sharing a piece of my heart with you guys.

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl. As you are dicing the apples, toss them in the bowl with the cinnamon and sugar to coat them and prevent browning. Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour. Add the flour to the apples and toss. Mix the oil, eggs and vanilla together and add to the apples (I do this in one large measuring cup after adding the oil so I don’t dirty and additional bowl). If you want to add in the walnuts you can do so here and give it one final mix. Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour. Bake in a springform pan or a 9×9 baking pan (love this one because of the lid it comes with for keeping baked goods fresh) for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.

Recipe

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Armenian Apple Chunk Cake #FoodieMamas

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  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Armenian
Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.

Ingredients

  • 3 Gala apples (not peeled), diced into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup walnuts , chopped (optional, I don't add them)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.
  3. As you are dicing the apples, toss them in the bowl with the cinnamon and sugar to coat them and prevent browning.
  4. Add the flour and baking soda to the apples and toss.
  5. Mix the oil, eggs and vanilla together and add to the apples (I do this in one large measuring cup after adding the oil so I don't dirty and additional bowl).
  6. If you want to add in the walnuts you can do so here and give it one final mix.
  7. Bake in a springform pan or a 9x9 baking pan for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 servings, Amount per serving: calories

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 Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.
Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.
Full of diced apples and cinnamon, this Armenian Apple Chunk cake is so incredibly simple to make you'll find yourself making it ALL the time! One bowl, one whisk and no temperamental ingredients it will be on your table tempting you in less than an hour.

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  1. We went apple picking 2 weeks ago and still have about 49,999 apples. This sounds like a great way to use them up.

  2. That looks really fantastic! Bet it makes the house smell incredible while it is cooking. I know two little dogs that would be sitting int he kitchen once all of those ingredients started eating up! I have a pot luck this weekend and wasn’t sure what I was going to bring it might have to be this so that I can have some without eating the entire thing.

  3. Wow, that apple chunk cake looks amazing. That would be such a fun treat to indulge in. And it’s even better when our favorite recipes have such great family memories attached to them. Like a grandma making something delicious for the family! What a special treat!

    1. Yes, this cake has a special place in my heart. It is so simple and rustic, but it is the first cake I would ever ask for if someone offered to make me something.

  4. Parev 🙂
    I just wanted to know if you’re calling this Armenian coz your grandmother used to make it (I’m assuming she was Armenian) or coz it’s actually Armenian?
    Because I like to collect Armenian recipes, specially desserts.
    I just made this. I used red and green apples, added some orange rind, walnuts and cranberries.
    Let’s see how it’s going to turn out.

    1. Yes and no. Yes she was Armenian so that helped but even her friends would make it and bring it over. So I’ve got to think if a whole group of Armenian grandmas are on the same page there has to be something to it! 🙂 I’m considering making Simit cookies for the blog too, the salty ones that look like a twisted ribbon? I loved those as a kid!

      1. Armenian it is then. It was really easy to make and turned out so good, light and full of flavours.
        Simit are pretty easy to make too.
        Please do share other Armenian recipes as well, I can suggest a few too 🙂
        Lovely blog by the way

        1. I do plan to post more Armenian recipes in the future. I would love for you to share any good Armenian recipes you can send me the link for to my email: sabrina @ dinnerthendessert.com

  5. Just stopped by to let you know that baking soda and salt were listed in the Ingredients but were left out of the Instructions. I made the cake without them as a result. Bummer. Yet edible.

    1. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry about that. I’ve updated the recipe but wish there was some way to make it up to you.

  6. I added the sugar in with the flour, but note that it is not said when to add it in the actual written instructions. It’s in the oven now – and I’m excited to taste it! 

    Rating: 5
    1. I’m hoping you enjoyed it! Just to clarify though, the sugar should have been combined with the cinnamon and used to coat the apples (step 2 and 3). Hope this clears up any confusion. 🙂

  7. i bet this is amazing.  at the moment tho im looking for a dessert that screams chunks of apple much like apple pie would.  we have other recipes for apple cakes which are also good but the apples lose so much texture you really only get the apple flavor.  when its done can you tell the difference in the texture when you bite into the apple or is it a more uniform texture overall?  THX!

  8. I just made this and it was very easy and turned out excellent. I let it cool for 10 minutes then cut it and served it with ice cream on top.

      1. Actually, we enjoyed it so much, I made it again a couple of days later. Oh, and I used pecans instead of walnuts (it’s a southern thing).