I don't usually take a new recipe that I've never made before and start changing it. Usually I wait until I've made it at least once, but not today. Just felt like experimenting.
Here is the recipe I came up with.
1 cup brown sugar (originally, I had only put in 3/4 cup but when I tasted the batter it was hardly sweet, so I added in 1/4 cup to the batter)
2 cups chopped apples (I used my pampered chef hand chopper to get the chunks nice and tiny.
Put in a bowl and let soak for one hour. Stir before setting the timer. I had chopped up more apples than I needed so I added a dab of brown sugar to my bowl and enjoyed a yummy snack!
After an hour was up, I took the mixture and put it in my food processor and pureed it.
Then, I put it back in the mixing bowl and added:
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
I mixed it all together and put it in my bread machine and baked it for an hour. Yum!
If you make this in a regular oven, double the batch, (add 3 eggs instead of 2) and bake in a greased loaf pan until done. I tested my cake with a toothpick in the center until it came out almost clean.
You can still see tiny chunks of apple pieces in it.
I love using my bread machine to bake yummy goodies! Oster is so nice as they sent me a free bread machine pan the other day as my other one was starting to peel!