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Easy Apple Cinnamon Cake

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Soft cinnamon apples top a tangy, moist cake flavored with applesauce and yogurt.

Notes:I like to use soft, tart, baking apples such as Gala orCortland. I find Granny Smiths, though tart, are too hard and don't soften properly on top of the cake. For the topping, the butter should be soft enough to spread easily over the apples with a brush.

About the Author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of the new cookbook One Bowl Baking: Simple From Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts (Running Press, October 2013), and available at Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Powell's, The Book Depository. Watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. Follow her Chocoholic, Chicken Dinners, Singapore Stories and Let Them Eat Cake columns on Serious Eats. Follow Yvonne on Twitter as she explores Singapore.

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